1966 Belgium 50 Francs Banknote 074250522

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This 1966 Belgium 50 Francs Treasury Note is in great condition for its age and would enhance any collection of European currency banknotes.
The note has no pinholes or tears and virtually no grime.
Considering the old franc coins and notes lost their legal tender status on February 28, 2002 this one has been nicely kept.
Please see the pictures and judge for yourself.

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1966 Belgium 50 Francs Treasury Note
Obverse: Portrait of King Baudouin (Boudewijn) I and Queen Fabiola in profile; Coat of arms.
Reverse: The Belgian Parliament Building in Brussels (Bruxelles).
Watermark: Effigy of King Baudouin in profile.
Work by: L. De Decker (obverse) and H. Schepers (reverse).
Engraved by: C. Leclercqz (obverse) and H. Decuyper (reverse).
Dimensions: 127 x 64 mm
Catalogue: Pick 139

History

Queen Fabiola of Belgium (born Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón; 11 June 1928 – 5 December 2014) was the wife of Baudouin, King of the Belgians. She was Queen consort of the Belgians for 33 years, between her wedding in 1960 and her husband’s death in 1993. The couple had no children, so the Crown then passed to her husband’s younger brother, King Albert II.

Queen Fabiola had been in poor health for years, suffering from osteoporosis, as well as having never fully recovered from a lung inflammation she had in 2009. On the evening of 5 December 2014, the Royal Palace announced that Queen Fabiola had died at Stuyvenberg Castle.

Members of several royal families around the world including the Empress of Japan, Queen of Denmark, King and Queen of Sweden, King of Norway accompanied by his sister Princess Astrid, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands and Sovereign Prince of Liechtenstein attended the funeral. No members of the British Royal Family or the Monegasque Princely Family attended the funeral, leading to criticism by both Belgian and international press.

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

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