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 Posted 11/18/2015  01:05 am  Show Profile   Check Fuzzy317's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Fuzzy317 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply







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 Posted 11/18/2015  04:40 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A trio of 19th-century silver 37mm 5-franc coins:





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 Posted 11/18/2015  06:06 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add MathieuMa to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Lucky Cuss : the Franc was devaluated three times between 1957 and 1958, 100 old francs = 1 new francs.
That explains it all :)
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 Posted 11/18/2015  11:23 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add antwerpen2306 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
two of the most glorious persons in French history .
Louis XIV , écu aux trois couronnes , 1709





Napoléon , 40 francs , an 13 = 1709 albert



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 Posted 11/18/2015  12:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Finn235 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thought that the Franc was only devalued in 1960? At any rate, it appears that the old Franc coins just had 2 digits knocked off their value and continued to circulate at least until the mid-60s when people started to favor the new coins.

Really makes you appreciate that the US dollar is the exact same dollar introduced in 1793, and that only one denomination was ever dropped due to inflation!
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 Posted 11/18/2015  2:21 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I apologize for the detour...

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Really makes you appreciate that the US dollar is the exact same dollar introduced in 1793, and that only one denomination was ever dropped due to inflation!
Let us be honest here. There are two more which really need to be dropped and one of them is at least twenty years past due.

I feel better now. No comment necessary. Please resume the tribute.
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 Posted 11/19/2015  06:12 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Chamber of Commerce 2-francs from the 1920s:


Vichy French State aluminium 2-francs from WW2, received in circulation in Lyon in 1976:


And one of my favorite French banknotes - the 10-francs depecting Voltaire issued in the 1960s and early 1970s:

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Ecu de Six Livres de la Convention, minted at Lyon, 1793.

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 Posted 04/18/2019  05:11 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I think this topic deserves a 'bump' after the disastrous fire that badly damaged Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday.

Here is a silver 100-franc piece issued in 1994 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Liberation of Paris, showing the beautiful cathedral:

How ironic that this great building came through the Wars of Religion, Revolution and two World Wars practically undamaged only to have caught fire in 2019!

The Cathedral also appears on the reverse of the cupro-nickel-aluminium 10-franc coin issued in 1985 to commemorate the novelist Victor Hugo, whose novel 'Notre-Dame de Paris' (published in English as 'The Hunchback of Notre-Dame') brought the cathedral worldwide fame and led to King Louis-Philippe ordering its preservation and restoration as a National Monument:
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When this coin was minted at the turn of the 13/14 century, the church had been under construction for over a century, and had already experienced its first fire.



I was last there in 2017. She was gleaming after a recent cleaning.

A momentary setback in the broader sweep of things. She'll still be there long after all of us are gone.

As has been true for a very, very long time.
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I think this topic deserves a 'bump' after the disastrous fire that badly damaged Notre-Dame Cathedral on Monday.
Well done.


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A momentary setback in the broader sweep of things. She'll still be there long after all of us are gone.
No doubt.
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West Francia / Paris -- 1 denier, 840-864:



This coin is from Paris, and shows a church at least a few centuries older than Notre Dame Cathedral.
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