Meanwhile a large amount of the remaining stock of banknotes, as well as the printing plates were removed from the National Bank in Brussels, first to Antwerp, and later out of the country to the Bank of London.
Some of the notes, printed in Antwerp, are quite rare - but that's another topic.
Due to this lack of papermoney, and the need to pay out millions of people in Belgium, several cities started locally to emit notes.
In my previous posts I wrote about the smaller denominations issued in Bruges, now we'll have a closer look at the 'franc values'.
|Front side of 1 frank Bruges 1914|
|Back side of 1 frank Bruges 1914|
On the first note it is January 15, 1915 - on the second issue, the dte is July 15, 1915.
|refunable January 15, 1915|
|refundable July 15, 1915|
Both notes were issued by the city of Bruges, and were refunable at the city as well.
More notes to follow...