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 
30/06/2017
Exchanged Not exchanged
100 F 202.776.903 23.732.097 88,3 % 11,7 %
200 F 132.870.929 12.893.443 90,3 % 9,7 %
500 F 290.035.424 11.621.695 96,0 % 4,0 %
1.000 F 1.633.618.328 23.342.571 98,6 % 1,4 %
2.000 F 2.979.680.168 44.352.515 98,5 % 1,5 %
10.000 F 3.966.296.396 32.142.618 99,2 % 0,8 %
Total 9.205.278.148 148.084.938 98,4 % 1,6 %
(number of bank notes)
  Circulation
end of 2001
Not exchanged 
30/06/2017
Exchanged Not exchanged
100 F 81.754.000 9.573.504 88,3 % 11,71 %
200 F 26.766.000 2.600.601 90,3 % 9,72 %
500 F 23.421.000 937.636 96,0 % 4,00 %
1.000 F 65.880.000 941.637 98,6 % 1,43 %
2.000 F 60.065.000 894.588 98,5 % 1,49 %
10.000 F 16.012.000 129.663 99,2 % 0,81 %
Total 273.898.000 15.077.629 94,5 % 5,50 %
(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.