Tag: coins

New series of banknotes based on European mythology

On 2 May 2013, a new 5 euro note will be placed in circulation. This will be the first stage in the issuing of the “Europa” series.

The Brussels Hoard finally investigated!

During the demolition of the inn A l’Assaut in the rue d’Assaut in 1908, some workers discovered a chest full of silver coins, dating from the 13th century.

Money and assets of our ancestors. New archaeological research

Coins, status differentiation, everyday life: these are fascinating subject matters for archaeologists. This has once again been proved in two recently published surveys.
They offer us new insights into the research of our past, more specifically the Gallo-Roman era and the Neolithic.

The sound of the Queen Elisabeth competition in our purse

To commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Queen Elisabeth competition, the Royal Mint is issuing a new coin of two euro. As from today it is on view in the Museum of the National Bank of Belgium.

Euro notes and coins celebrate 10 years

The date of 1 January 2002 was the day of the euro, when 12 countries began using the single currency.

New 2-euro commemorative coin on display in the Museum

The newest 2-euro commemorative coin commemorates ten years of euro banknotes and coins (2002 – 2012).

When Brazil became the seat of the Kingdom of Portugal

The Europalia Brasil exhibition showcases a collection of gold coins illustrating the key phases in Brazil’s colonial history.

Pedro II, Emperor of Brazil for six decades

As part of the Europalia Brasil festival, various gold coins from the Banco Central do Brasil’s collection are temporarily on show in the National Bank’s Museum.

Chinese Metallic Money and Cash

Chinese monetary history is a topic that requires readers to leave behind certain concepts that have characterised our money for some time.

The Robustus

The Antwerp Robustus daalder, dating from 1584, is an emergency coin which illustrates the difficult situation then facing the city on the River Scheldt. In the 16th century, Protestantism was spreading rapidly in the Netherlands. However, the regions which had gone over to the reformed church very soon clashed head-on with the Catholic Spanish ruler.