The Francs

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The franc was originally a gold coin of 3.87 g minted in 1360 . It was created on the occasion of the release of King John II ("the good"). This king was kidnapped by the English during  at the Battle of Poitiers 4 years earlier. The currency was creates for that ransom.

Ex french possessions  

French empire   

French symbols


The last francs

Franc : the name is said to derive from the Latin inscription francorum rex : "King of the Franks"

5 centimes 1 franc
10 centimes 2 francs
20 et 25 centimes 5 10 20 et 100 francs
Les 50 centimes et 1/2 franc Euros