Belgian currency in circulation

The public still holds large amounts in the form of Belgian franc notes.

(amounts in euros)
  Circulation
end of 2001
Not exchanged
01/01/2022
Exchanged Not exchanged
100 F 202.776.903 23.561.504 88,4 % 11,6 %
200 F 132.870.929 12.778.772 90,4 % 9,6 %
500 F 290.035.424 11.480.408 96,0 % 4,0 %
1.000 F 1.633.618.328 22.840.661 98,6 % 1,4 %
2.000 F 2.979.680.168 42.305.682 98,6 % 1,4 %
10.000 F 3.966.296.396 29.706.321 99,3 % 0,7 %
Total 9.205.278.148 142.603.348 98,5 % 1,5 %
(number of bank notes)
  Circulation
end of 2001
Not exchanged 
01/01/2022
Exchanged Not exchanged
100 F 81.754.000 9.504.687 88,4 % 11,63 %
200 F 26.766.000 2.577.472 90,4 % 9,63 %
500 F 23.421.000 926.237 96,0 % 3,95 %
1.000 F 65.880.000 921.390 98,6 % 1,40 %
2.000 F 60.065.000 853.304 98,6 % 1,42 %
10.000 F 16.012.000 119.835 99,3 % 0,75 %
Total 273.898.000 14.902.925 94,6 % 5,44 %
(in millions of euro)
 
Circulation
end 2001
Definitively
not exchanged
Exchanged
Not exchanged
50 cents
8,4
7,1
15,3 %
84,7 %
1 franc
41,3
20,7
49,8 %
50,2 %
5 francs
71,3
31,5
55,9 %
44,1 %
20 francs
162,5
74,9
53,9 %
46,1 %
50 francs
163,1
53,9
67 %
33 %
Total
446,6
188
57,9 %
42,1 %
(in millions of pieces)
 
Circulation
end 2001
Definitively
not exchanged
Exchanged
Not exchanged
50 cents
677,7
573,8
15,3 %
84,7 %
1 franc
1 666
835,6
49,8 %
50,2 %
5 francs
575,2
253,9

55,9 %

44,1 %
20 francs
327,8
151
53,9 %
46,1 %
50 francs
131,6
43,5
67 %
33 %
Total
3 378,3
1 857,8
48,4 %
51,6 %

Belgian banknotes issued by the National Bank of Belgium since 1944 can still be exchanged for euro at the NBB's counters. Belgian coins can no longer be exchanged.