20 Belgian Francs Banknote (Societe Generale)

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20 Belgian Francs Banknote Design

The 20 Belgian francs note front design features the self-portrait of Sir Peter Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640), who was a Flemish artist and diplomat from the Duchy of Brabant in the Southern Netherlands. He is considered the most influential artist of the Flemish Baroque tradition.

The note’s reverse presents the denomination and the name of the issuing entity. The lettering of the note is in the French language. This note is part of the 1915 – 1917 series, and its color is blue and red tan.

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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, 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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