100 Belgian Francs Banknote (Type Londres)

100 Belgian Francs Banknote (Type Londres)

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100 Belgian Francs Banknote Design

The 100 Belgian francs banknote front design illustrates Amphitrite, who in ancient Greek mythology,the goddess is prostrate on her throne. The main figure is followed by two seals which contain the profile portrait of Elisabeth of Bavaria (1876 –1965), who was the Queen of the Belgians as the spouse of King Albert I, and King Albert I (1875 –1934).

The reverse of the note presents Amphitrite accompanied by Neptune (God of the sea in ancient Greek mythology, and a child holding a fish. The design is accompanied by the National Bank of Belgium logo of the time. The lettering of the note is in the French language. This note is part of the 1943 series, and its color is red and green.

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In 1832 Belgian established the first franc after the independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands.

Between 1835 and 1841, issued notes by six different entities; the Société de commerce de Bruxelles, the Banque Legrelle, the Société générale pour favoriser l’industrie nationale, the Banque de Belgique, the Banque de Flandre and the Banque liègeoise et Caisse d’épargnes. In denominations of 5, 10, 20, 25, 50, 100, 250, 500 and also 1000 francs.

Luxembourg also adopted the Belgian franc in 1848 and Switzerland in 1850.

In 1851, the National Bank of Belgium introduced paper money in denominations of 20, 50, 100, 500, and also 1000 francs.

Finally, in 1865, Belgium, France, Switzerland, and Italy created the Latin Monetary Union;

It was a 19th-century system that unified several European currencies into a single currency that allowed use in all member states.

Again in 1914, the National Bank of Belgium introduced banknotes in denominations of 1, 2 and also 5 francs.

In 1926, The Treasury took over the production of 5 and 20 franc notes; the same year, Belgium withdrew from the Latin Monetary Union in 1926, when the country experienced depreciation and an abrupt collapse of confidence.

The following year, Then National Bank introduced notes with denominations in both francs and belgas. These were 50, 100, 500, 1000 and 10,000 francs (10, 20, 100, 200 and 2000 belgas).

Following the liberation from the German occupation in 1994, introduced a new banknote series in denominations of 5, 10, 100, 500, and also 1000 francs (1, 2, 20, 100 and 200 belgas);

This series of banknotes dated from 1943 and was the last series to bear denominations in belgas.

In 1948, the Treasury introduced notes of 50 francs, also followed by 20 francs in 1950. Contrary to the National Bank, which continued to issue 100, 500, and 1000 francs.

In 1971, National Bank introduced the 5,000 francs note and replaced the 20 and 50 franc treasury notes by coins in 1980 and 1987, respectively.

National Bank in 1992 issued the 10,000 franc notes, and the production of the 5,000 franc note ceased.  In 1994 introduced, the 2000 franc banknotes, and also in 1997  issued, the 200 franc banknotes.

With the introduction of the euro in 2002, Belgian francs banknotes were removed from circulation. The Belgian francs can be exchanged into euros at the National Bank of Belgium for an indefinite period of time.

Belgium currency symbol

The Belgian franc was the official currency of the Kingdom of Belgium from 1832 to 2002. The official currency symbol: fr.

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Additional information

Object

Woman with crown and fruit, Allegorical figures

Person

Queen Elizabeth, King Albert I

Profession

Queen and King of Belgium

Series

Outmoded Belgian Franc Banknotes

Text

100 Francs / Frank 20 Belgas Banque Nationale de Belgique / Nationale Bank van Belgie

Years

1943

Composition material

Paper

Product Currencies

Belgian Francs

Tender Types

Banknotes

Country

Belgium

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