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Museum NBB: beavering away at the collection Commodity money

The Museum of the National Bank of Belgium recently came into possession of a number of items which can be categorized as Commodity money. Shell money from Papua New Guinea, knife money from China, axe- and wheel money from Europe, all relics from a more or less distant past where notes and coins were not yet common.

Emergency money

The museum moves with the times and introduces a novel way to consult our collections. In the showcase containing emergency money you will notice a QR code to access our online catalogue of the Belgian emergency money of the First World War. Out with those smartphones!

The Belgian emergency notes of World War I are now online!

The Museum of the National Bank of Belgium posesses more than 4500 originals of Belgian emergency notes of World War I . With the centenary of this conflict coming up, it has put the collection online.