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Franc

From The Great War 1914-1918

Franc: The silver monetary unit of France, Belgium, etc. Its exact value in British money is 9.5l3d. (say, 9½d.).[1] Gold coins of 10 and 20 francs are minted. It is divided into 100 centimes. Five centimes (copper) is known as a sou. In Luxemburg the franc is divided into 80 pfennige. [2]

References / notes

  1. This calculation is contemporary with the publication of the source in 1914.
  2. Various contributors (1914). The War Book-of-Facts. 2nd Edition. A.W. Shaw Company, London p.141.
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