Belgian franc

The Belgian franc (Dutch: Belgische frank, French: Franc belge, German: Belgischer Franken) was the currency of the Kingdom of Belgium from 1832 until 2002 when the Euro was introduced. It was subdivided into 100 subunits, each known as a centiem in Dutch, centime in French or a Centime in German.

Belgian franc
Belgische frank  (Dutch)
Franc belge  (French)
Belgischer Franken  (German)
40 Belgian francs (1835)
ISO 4217
CodeBEF
Unit
Unitfranc
Pluralfrancs  (French)
frank  (Dutch)[lower-alpha 1]
Symbolfr.
Denominations
Subunit
1100centime  (French)
centiem  (Dutch)
Centime  (German)
Plural
centime  (French)
centiem  (Dutch)
Centime  (German)
centimes  (French)
centiem  (Dutch)
Symbol
centime  (French)
centiem  (Dutch)
Centime  (German)
c.
Banknotes
Freq. used100, 200, 500, 1000, 2000 fr.
Rarely used10,000 fr.
Coins
Freq. used1, 5, 20 & 50 francs
Rarely used50 centimes
Demographics
Date of introduction5 June 1832
User(s)None, previously:
 Belgium,
 Luxembourg (alongside Luxembourgish Franc)
Issuance
Central bankNational Bank of Belgium
Websitewww.nbb.be
PrinterNational Bank of Belgium
Websitewww.nbb.be
MintNational Bank of Belgium
Websitewww.nbb.be
Valuation
ERM
Since13 March 1979
Fixed rate since31 December 1998
Replaced by €, non cash1 January 1999
Replaced by €, cash1 March 2002
=40.3399 francs
This infobox shows the latest status before this currency was rendered obsolete.

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