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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.
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|