The Belgian Frank vs Euro, British pound, US Dollar, Silver and Gold

When establishing the conversion rate from the Belgian frank to the Euro on January 1st 1999, it was determined that 1 Euro had a value of 40.3399 Belgian Franks.
This remained unchanged in its value ratio after the introduction of the physical Euro as legal tender.
According to the newspaper "De Tijd" of January 6, 2012, 10 years after the introduction of the Euro, approximately 6.5 billion old Belgian Francs were still not exchanged for Euros.
That same newspaper "De Tijd" of December 27, 2018 mentioned that after 17 years after the introduction of the Euro, about 16 billion Belgian Franks was not exchanged!
The old Belgian Franc would therefore have achieved a return of 145% if we calculate this roughly.
This is a exellent result, but this currency can not be considered numismatic and is literally a dead or worthless capital.
Of course there will have been an error in publishing the articles in one of this newspapers.

Anyway, It gives me the idea to take a look at the evolution of the currency of the Euro, British pound, the Us dollar, Gold and Silver and this in the period from January 1999 to January 2019. We only look at the value on date and not on the volatility that took place between these periods.

Euro vs US dollar
1 € had a value of 1.1585 $ US on January 18, 1999
1 € had a value of 1.1476 $ US on January 30, 2019
Not including interim volatility, the ratio between the two currencies has remained virtually stable  

British Pound vs US dollar
1 £ sterling had a value of 1.6515 $ US on January 18, 1999
1 £ sterling had a value of 1.3149 $ US on January 29, 2019
Excluding interim volatility, the British pound here has a loss of about 20% in between mentioned data . The sloppy Brexit probably has an influence on the downward trend.

Silver vs US dollar
On January 18, 1999, 1 Troy Ounce Silver had a value of 5.12 $ US
On January 29, 2019, 1 Troy Ounce Silver had a value of 15,802 $ US
Silver has achieved a splendid return of roughly 208% during this period.

Gold vs US dollar
On January 18, 1999, 1 Troy Ounce Gold had a value of 286.9 $ US
On January 29, 2019, 1 Troy Ounce Gold had a value of 1311.44 $ US
Gold has achieved the best result during this period and is the absolute winner with a return of roughly 357%.

Conclusion
Silver and gold offer the best protection of youre wealth and create a strong added value in the long term.
To close this story with a funny note; You can invest even better in a valueless currency than in Euros, Dollars or British pounds.

January 30th 2019