A brief history of Belgian banknotes and coins

The history of the Belgian franc extended over 170 years. The national currency unit was created by a law passed in 1832, two years after independence. Much of that history was also actually written by the National Bank, which has been printing Belgian banknotes since 1850 and became the "guardian of the currency" from the date of its establishment.

Below you will find a summary of the history and the key dates in the history of the Belgian franc.