Tag: Royal Mint of Belgium

The Treaties of Rome

“25 March 1957… this will be one of the greatest dates in European history …”
Those were the words pronounced by Paul-Henri Spaak at the time of the signing of the Treaties in Rome by the countries forming the Europe of the Six (France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxemburg). The Treaties were an important step towards the unification of Europe.

The Belga

Let’s have a look at this ingenious banknote. Its designer is Constant Montald (1862-1944), a symbolistic artist, who created this banknote in 1929.