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100 Francs | 20 Belgas

100 Francs | 20 Belgas -  obverse100 Francs | 20 Belgas -  reverse

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Features

Country Belgium
King Leopold III (1934-1951)
Type Standard banknote
Years 1941-1943
Value 100 Francs | 20 Belgas
100 BEF = 2.93 USD
Currency Franc (1832-2001)
Composition Paper
Size 180 × 110 mm
Shape Rectangular
References P# 112
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Modern issues 1961-present (25th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248986.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. General issues, 1368-1960 (16th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247071.
  • George S. Cuhaj (editor); 2013. Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Specialized Issues (12th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440238833.

Obverse

Crowned woman with fruits and incense jar in the center.
Portrait of Queen Elisabeth on the left, portrait of King Albert on the right.

Lettering:
DE NAMAKER WORDT DOOR DE 05.11.42 WET MET DWANGARBEID GESTRAFT
 10003.S.076                 10003.S.076
T NATIONALE                   NATIONALE K
W BANK  100              20    BANK   N
I  VAN  FRANK           BELGAS     VAN   A
N  BELGIE                    BELGIE R
T                             F
I ELISABETH                    ALBERT
G                                D
B DE SCHATBEWAARDER            DE GOVVERNEVR R
E (signature)                  (signature) E
L HONDERD                   TWINTIG D
G FRANK                     BELGAS  N
A BETAALBAAR OP ZICHT          BETAALBAAR OP ZICHT O
S 10003.S.076                  10003.S.076 H
 G. MINGUET. SC    250067076      EMILE VLOORS
       NATIONALE  BANK  VAN  BELGIE

Translation:
By law the counterfeiter will be punished by forced labor
Twenty belgas            hundred francs
National Bank of Belgium
The treasuerer           the gouverneur
Hundred francs           twenty belgas
Payable at sight
National Bank of Belgium

Engraver: Émile Vloors

Reverse

Alegorical depiction of Mass and Schelde with child (Bocholt–Herentals Canal?)

Lettering:
LA LOI PVNIT LE CONTREFACTEVR DES TRAVAVX FORCES
V BANQVE                BANQVE S
I NATIONALE  100       20  NATIONALE C
N DE    FRANCS     BELGAS     DE   N
Q BELGIQVE                 BELGIQVE A
T                        R
B LE TRÉSORIER           LE GOVVERNEVR F
E (signature)               (signature)
L CENT                   VINGT T
G FRANCS               BELGAS  N
A     MOSE     SCALDIS        E
S PAYARLES A VVE        PAYARLES A VVE C
 M.POORTMAN. SC.        EMILE VLOORS.
    BANQVE NATIONAL DE BELGIQVE

Translation:
By law the counterfeiter will be punished by forced labor
Twenty belgas            hundred francs
National Bank of Belgium
The treasuerer           the gouverneur
Hundred francs           twenty belgas
     Maas           Schelde
Payable at sight
National Bank of Belgium

Engraver: Émile Vloors

Comments

Gray on light brown underprint
Isued from 17.Jan.1941 to 10.Sep.1943
Watermark: Portrait of Leopold III

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1941  24%
1942  47%
1943  41%

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