Belgian bank to start coin-collecting soon

BELGIUM - The Belgian National Bank (BNB) and the Belgian General Commission for the euro will launch a coin-collecting operation from October 15, 2001 to November 15, 2001, during which Belgians will be able to exchange coins for euro.

The exchange will be made using sets of transparent clips of different sizes with a total capacity of 1,760 Belgian francs. Full sets of coins will be exchanged at the banks free of charge.

The operation will allow citizens either to receive the value in euro o