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  Calculator for Belgian Franc (BEF) Currency Exchange Rate Conversion
Enter the amount to be converted in the box to the left of the currency and press the "convert" button.
To show Belgian Franc and just one other currency click on any other currency.
The Belgian Franc is the currency in Belgium (BE, BEL).
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  Belgian franc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Belgian franc (Dutch Belgische frank, French franc belge) was the currency of Belgium, before the adoption of the euro.
In 1865 France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy created the Latin Monetary Union (to be joined by Greece in 1868): each would possess a national currency unit (franc, lira, drachma) worth 4.5 g of silver or 0.290 322 g of gold (fine), all freely exchangeable at a rate of 1:1.
In 1926, Belgium, as well as France, experienced depreciation and an abrupt collapse of confidence, leading to the introduction of a new gold currency for international transactions, the belga of 5 francs, and the country's withdrawal from the monetary union, which ceased to exist at the end of the year.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Belgian_franc   (346 words)

  
 Franc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The franc was originally a French gold coin of 3.87 g minted in 1360 on the occasion of the release of King John II ("the good"), held by the English since his capture at the Battle of Poitiers four years earlier.
The French franc was the national currency of France from 1360 until 1641, and from 1795 until 1999 (franc coins and notes were legal tender until 2002).
Though abolished as a legal coin by Louis XIII in 1641 in favor of the gold louis and silver écu, the term franc continued to be used in common parlance for the livre tournois.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Franc   (865 words)

  
 Franc | Topic Definition | Find the Meaning and Define the Answer of Franc
Though abolished as a legal coin by Louis XIII in 1641 in favor of the gold louis or ecu, the term franc continued to be used in common parlance for the livre.
Like the French franc, the Belgian/Luxemburgese franc ceased to exist in January 1, 1999, when it became fixed at 1 EUR= 40.3399 BEF/LUF, thus a franc was worth 0.024789 €.
The Malagasy franc is scheduled to disappear by the end of 2004, replaced by the more national sounding Ariary.
www.thefreeencyclopedia.com /definition/word.aspx?w=Franc   (714 words)

  
 Franc
The franc was re-established as the national currency by the French Revolutionary Convention in 1795 as a decimal unit of 4.5 g of fine silver (theoretically slightly less than the livre of 4.505 g, though the new coin was set in 1796 at 1.0125 livres, reflecting in part the past minting of sub-standard coin).
With the creation of a gold franc in 1803, gold and silver-based units circulated interchangeably on the basis of a 1:15.1 ratio between the values of the two metals (bimetallism).
Old franc pieces continued to circulate as centimes (none of which were minted for the first two years), 100 of them making a nouveau franc (the abbreviation NF was used for some time).
www.askfactmaster.com /Swiss_franc   (1012 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Belgian
Both the Dutch spoken in Belgium and the Belgian French have minor differences in vocabulary and semantic nuances from the varieties spoken in France and the Netherlands.
Mirroring the historical political conflicts between the freethought and Catholic segments of the population, the Belgian educational system in each communities is split into a laïque branch controlled by the communities, the provinces, or the municipalities, and a subsidised religious—mostly Catholic—branch controlled by both the communities and the religious authorities—usually the dioceses.
Belgians have a reputation for loving waffles and French fries, both originally from Belgium; the national food is steak (or mussels) with French fries.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Belgian   (1749 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Franc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The franc was originally a French gold coin of 3.87g minted in 1360 on the occasion of the release of king John II ("the good"), held by the English since his capture at the Battle of Poitiers four years earlier.
The franc was re-established as the national currency by the French revolutionary Convention in 1795 as a decimal unit of 4.5g of fine silver (theoretically slightly less than the livre of 4.505g, though the new coin was set in 1796 at 1.0125 livres, reflecting in part the past minting of sub-standard coin).
In 1865 France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy created the Latin Monetary Union (to be joined by Greece in 1868): each would possess a national currency unit (franc, lira, drachma) worth 4.5g of silver or.290322g of gold (fine), all freely exchangable at a rate of 1:1.
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=Franc   (875 words)

  
 BBC News | Europe | Euro Cash | Spent currencies
One of Europe's oldest currencies, the franc was first minted in the 14th century to pay a King's ransom for the liberation of King John the Good.
In an attempt to overcome lack of public confidence in the currency, a new version of the franc - the franc Poincare, named after the finance minister - was introduced and the last of the silver Semeuse coins were withdrawn.
With the occupation of France, the franc became a satellite currency of the German reichsmark - at an advantageous rate for the occupiers.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/static/in_depth/business/2001/euro_cash/spent_currencies/f_franc.stm   (281 words)

  
 MONETARY STATUS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
In 1848, the franc became the legal tender of the country, replacing the Dutch guilder, although payments were made in Thalers or other currency of the German Customs Union.
The Belgian franc is legal tender in Luxembourg, whereas the converse is not true.
The right of issue in Luxembourg francs is limited by a ceiling which takes account of the Belgian francs in circulation and the relationship between the populations of the two countries.
statec.gouvernement.lu /html_en/portrait_economique_du_luxembourg/english/chap7/pgb7.htm   (1188 words)

  
 Andy High   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The currency of Belgium is the Belgian franc and it is usually abbreviated as BF or BEF.
The issuance of Belgian bank notes and the general control of Belgian monetary policy are two tasks in which this bank must oversee.
The bank serves as an advisor to the Belgian government (working in close conjunction with the ministry of finance) concerning activities in the reduction of the national debt, serving as the cashier for the government by making payments, and issuing and selling bonds.
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 EUROGROUP - Speeches - The euro : preparing for notes and coins, statement of Didier Reynders on the European Policy ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The Belgian refined scenario, approved by the Council of Ministers on 2 February 2001, aims to organise a fluent transition to the fiduciary euro.
During the period of double money circulation, the Belgian franc will, for the bank customers, be exchanged into notes in euro, with no additional charges and without restrictions, subject to previous notice however for large amounts.
The Belgian authorities were very careful to obtain such cooperation and to avoid conflicts between the sectors, which play an essential role in the changeover.
euro.fgov.be /eurogroup/speech/speech_010628e.htm   (3114 words)

  
 Belgische Munten Home
I collect these Belgian Francs from when I was 12 years old and I probably will be busy for quite a while.
The Belgian Franc is collected by many collectors and is hence not an unknown to the average Belgian collector.
I have however added an overview of the different series of Belgian Francs that were minted during history to give the international numismatist an overview of our magnificent Belgian Franc.
users.skynet.be /peterdegroote/BelgFrank/Home-ENG.html   (394 words)

  
 EUROGROUP - Speeches - Statement of Mr Didier Reynders, President of the Eurogroup, on the EU-Japan Forum - The Belgian ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The Belgian refined scenario, approved by the Council of Ministers on 2 February 2001, aims to organise a fluent transition to the fiduciary euro, combining two a priori contradictory goals.
Finally, deposits of coins and notes in Belgian franc will be accepted for free and without limitations during the period of double money circulation and even afterwards till 31 December 2002 included.
On that behalf the Belgian National Bank exchanges these notes at par in her branches of Brussels, Antwerp, Liège and Aalst for the professionals, and in the branches of Brussels, Antwerp and Liège for the general public.
euro.fgov.be /eurogroup/speech/speech_010301e.htm   (3183 words)

  
 BBC News | Europe | Euro Cash | Spent currencies
The Belgian franc grew out of its French counterpart which began to circulate when Belgium was joined to France under Napoleon at the end of the 18th century.
With Belgian independence in 1832, a national currency based on the French system was established, and coins were minted bearing the image of the first king, Leopold.
Belgians are amongst the most enthusiastic about the new currency, with 75% in favour.
news.bbc.co.uk /hi/english/static/in_depth/business/2001/euro_cash/spent_currencies/b_franc.stm   (202 words)

  
 YourArt.com >> Encyclopedia >> Franc   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
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{{mainSwiss franc}} The Swiss franc (ISO code: CHF or 756), which appreciated significantly against the new European currency from April to September 2000, remains one of the world's strongest currencies, worth today around two-thirds of a euro.
www.yourart.com /research/encyclopedia.cgi?subject=/Franc   (921 words)

  
 Euro coins   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The national designs on the Belgian euro coins represent elements of their national coins currently in circulation.
A national panel made up of leading Belgian officials, artists and experts in numismatics chose the motif used on all the coins.
The Belgian euro coins were designed by Jan Alfons Keustermans, Director of the Municipal Academy of Fine Arts of Turnhout.
www.euro.ecb.int /en/section/euro0/specific.BE.html   (127 words)

  
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By the mid-15th century this Franc had gone out of circulation, but the name was applied to other French coins that succeeded the original.
The Luxembourg Franc is on a par with the Belgian Franc.
However, Luxembourg Francs are not always legal tender in Belgium, whereas Belgian Francs are always accepted in Luxembourg.
www.chez.com /vipsinfo/europe3e.htm   (1590 words)

  
 globalEDGE (TM) | country insights - Economy of Belgium   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
The Belgian industrial sector can be compared to a complex processing machine: It imports raw materials and semi-finished goods that are further processed and re-exported.
The Belgian authorities are, as a rule, anti-protectionist and try to maintain a hospitable and open trade and investment climate.
The Belgian Government reacted with poor macroeconomic policies to the 1973 and 1979 oil price hikes: hiring the redundant work force into the public sector and subsidized ailing industries like coal, steel, textiles, glass, and shipbuilding in order to prop up the economy.
globaledge.msu.edu /ibrd/CountryEconomy.asp?CountryID=39&RegionID=2   (1169 words)

  
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Stabilisation of the franc at 1/7 of its pre-war value; creation of a new unit of account, the belga; restoration of banknote convertibility
Franc devalued by 28%; notes issued by the National Bank granted legal tender status in Luxembourg
The franc is pegged to the German mark
www.bnb.be /pub/02_00_00_00_00/02_02_00_00_00/02_02_04_00_00/02_02_04_04_00.htm?l=en&t=ho   (193 words)

  
 TIME Magazine Archive Article -- Belga -- Nov. 08, 1926   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Belgians began suddenly last week to think in belgas.
The royal decree amounted, of course, to stabilizing the Belgian paper franc at.041842 grams of gold, or (at present rates of exchange) 36 francs to the dollar.
Finance Minister Emile Franqui, and M. Franck, Governor of the Bank of Belgium, were acclaimed as the two Belgian financiers chiefly responsible for negotiating the international loan, and "advising" King Albert, recently created "Dictator of Belgium" (TIME, July 26) to stabilize the old franc by decree instead of creating a new currency.
www.time.com /time/archive/printout/0,23657,729646,00.html   (227 words)

  
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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'll find a summary of the history and the key dates in the history of the Belgian franc.
The decision to replace the old pre-war coins with cupronickel and silver coins – the last ones to be issued in Belgium – was taken in 1948.
www.bnb.be /pub/02_00_00_00_00/02_02_00_00_00/02_02_04_00_00.htm?l=en&t=ho   (263 words)

  
 Belgium --  Encyclopædia Britannica
The country is bounded on the northwest by the North Sea, on the north and northeast by The Netherlands, on the east by Germany, on the southeast by Luxembourg, and on the southwest and west by France.
Monetary unit: Belgian franc, with (Oct. 11, 1996) a free rate of BF 31.55 to U.S. $1 (BF 49.70 = £1 sterling).
Monetary unit: Belgian franc, with (Oct. 4, 1993) a free rate of BF 35.15 to U.S. $1 (BF 53.25 = £1 sterling).
www.britannica.com /eb/article-9109741   (867 words)

  
 Gem, Rock, and Mineral Postage Stamps From Congo Democratic Republic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-08)
Monetary Units: The original monetary unit was the Congolese franc, formerly at par with Belgian franc.
In 1967, the (old) Zaïre replaced the Congolese franc, with 1 zaïre = 100 makuta (makuta is the plural of likuta) = 10,000 sengi.
In 1998, the Congolese franc replaced the new Zaïre at a rate of 1 Congolese franc to 100,000 new Zaïre.
stampmin.home.att.net /cdr.htm   (257 words)

  
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The majority of the Belgians who emigrated to the United States were farmers; attracted by exceptional farming opportunities, they established themselves in small towns in the Midwest.
The underlying reasons for the emigration were twofold: there was first of all the Belgian problem at that time.
This importation was really viewed as an "agricultural invasion." In 1880, a loaf of wheat bread cost half a Belgian franc; in 1895 only a quarter of a Belgian franc.
www.nal.usda.gov /NewAlin/1997janjun/janjun1997/huyghe.htm   (582 words)

  
 Buy Belgian 20 franc Leopold Gold Coins - images
Leopold believed that establishing overseas colonies was the key to a country's success, and he worked tirelessly to acquire colonial territory on the behalf of Belgium.
In 1879, Leopold hired the famous explorer Henry Morton Stanley to establish a colony in the Congo region of Africa.
Though he generated substantial personal wealth through the procurement of rubber and ivory, the Belgian parliament ultimately forced him to cede the land to his country in 1908.
www.usagold.com /gold/coins/belgleo.html   (266 words)

  
 Belgium: Overview
Belgium has possibly the highest "quality of life" in the world, as testified by its excellent food, housing, health care, education and infrastructure, its world records for high productivity and low poverty, and the appreciation of foreigners residing in Belgium.
For a personal view on what distinguishes Belgium and the Belgian character (good living, pragmatism, food and drink, open-mindedness, compromise, privacy...), check my "Essay on Belgian Culture".
Belgian Embassy in the US: an excellent site with plenty of information on Belgian culture, statistics, political system, studies, travel, etc.
pespmc1.vub.ac.be /BELGCUL.html   (1025 words)

  
 Frankly, it's the Frank, the Belgian Franc (Back) on Flickr - Photo Sharing!
I've a tiny collection of Belgian Franc and Dutch Guilder banknotes.
This is a 100 Belgian Francs note before Belgium switched to the Euro.
Note the obverse side of the note is in French, the reverse side, in Flemish.
www.flickr.com /photos/18378305@N00/422659680   (183 words)

  
 FRANCHISE ☞ InfoFranchise World : all the Franchise Opportunities [Franchising World]
The Belgian web site with all franchise opportunities
R.G.Kirst, of FranchisePool, has presented numerous franchisors to China
Interview with Eduardo Abadia Gonzales, General Director of the Spanish Franc
www.infofranchise.com   (637 words)

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