Banknotes form the bulk of the National Bank’s numismatic collection. There are more than 25 000 denominations altogether, and – as in the coin collection – a large proportion of the banknotes are Belgian. The other banknotes illustrate the various stages of paper money and the history of finance and economics in general.

Billet de 100 BEF
1869-type banknote of 100 francs © Museum of the National Bank of Belgium