Tag: medal

The collection of medals is online

After commodity money and Belgian emergency money from the First World War, medals are the Museum’s third sub-collection you can browse through online. The digital catalogue allows everyone to access all medals and tokens of the museum whether or not they are on display. Unlike coins, medals are not a means of payment. They are […]

Let the Games begin! New medals for the Olympic Games in Rio

2488! This is how many medals there are to win for athletes, over all disciplines, during the Olympic Games. The medals, commonly made of gold, silver or bronze, are the most sustainable ones in the Games’ history.

Flashback to the Ghent World Fair of 1913

The collection on show in the National Bank of Belgium’s Museum not only features banknotes and coins, but also has an array of medals. To mark this year’s centenary of the 1913 Ghent World Fair, this Object of the Month focuses the spotlight on the medals that were made on the occasion of this exhibition.