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
01/07/2021
Exchanged Not exchanged
100 F 202.776.903 23.579.245 88,4 % 11,6 %
200 F 132.870.929 12.787.811 90,4 % 9,6 %
500 F 290.035.424 11.491.910 96,0 % 4,0 %
1.000 F 1.633.618.328 22.885.134 98,6 % 1,4 %
2.000 F 2.979.680.168 42.490.834 98,6 % 1,4 %
10.000 F 3.966.296.396 29.936.862 99,2 % 0,8 %
Total 9.205.278.148 143.171.795 98,4 % 1,6 %
(number of bank notes)
  Circulation
end of 2001
Not exchanged 
01/07/2021
Exchanged Not exchanged
100 F 81.754.000 9.511.844 88,4 % 11,63 %
200 F 26.766.000 2.579.295 90,4 % 9,64 %
500 F 23.421.000 927.165 96,0 % 3,96 %
1.000 F 65.880.000 923.184 98,6 % 1,40 %
2.000 F 60.065.000 857.038 98,6 % 1,43 %
10.000 F 16.012.000 120.765 99,2 % 0,75 %
Total 273.898.000 14.919.291 94,6 % 5,45 %
(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.