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1964 Belgium 20 Francs Banknote 2M0250568

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This 20 Francs banknote from Belgium is still in great condition for an note that is half a century old.

Since the introduction of the Euro in 2002 banknotes like this one are becoming more and more collectible as the years pass.

This particular example is like new with very few detractions.

Graded at Extra Fine + it is a wonderful example to put away for any collection of world banknotes that seeks a high end result.



1964 Belgium 20 Francs Banknote
Obverse:      Portrait of King Baudouin (Boudewijn) of Belgium wearing eyeglasses (1930 – 1993). Coat of arms of Belgium bears a lion or, known as Leo Belgicus       (Latin: the Belgian lion), as its charge.

Reverse:      Atomium building in Brussels with wording Kingdom of Belgium. Treasury of Belgium. Twenty Francs. The Law Punishes the Counterfeiter.
Watermark:  King Baudouin I.
Artist:           L. de Decker
Engraver:     H. Decuyper (Engraver).
Signatures:   Marcel D’Haese; Maurits Esselens; Emiel Kestens
(Le Directeur General de la Tresorerie).
Issuer:         Treasury of Belgium.
Date of issue: 15 June 1964.
Dimensions: 117 x 59 mm.


*Baudouin or Boudewijn (7 September 1930 – 31 July 1993) reigned as King of the Belgians, following his father’s abdication, from 1951 until his death in 1993. He was the eldest son of King Leopold III (1901–83) and his first wife, Princess Astrid of Sweden (1905–35). Because he had no children with his wife Queen Fabiola of Belgium, the Crown passed on to his younger brother, King Albert II of the Belgians (formerly Prince of Liège), following his death. He was a first cousin of King Harald V of Norway, Princess Astrid of Norway, and Princess Ragnhild of Norway. Baudouin is the French form of his name, the form most commonly used outside Belgium; his Dutch name is Boudewijn.

Titles held:

7 September 1930 – 17 February 1934: His Royal Highness The Count of Hainaut
17 February 1934 – 10 August 1950: His Royal Highness The Duke of Brabant
10 August 1950 – 17 July 1951: His Royal Highness The Prince Royal, Duke of Brabant
17 July 1951 – 31 July 1993: His Majesty The King of the Belgians

*All biographical details are taken from Wikipedia for education purposes only.

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