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What are Republique Francaise coins?

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"Republique Francaise" is the native name of France. Any coin that was issued as currency in France prior to the introduction of the Euro would be a coin of the "Republique Francaise."

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What are Republique Francaise coins?
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France adopted the Euro as its currency in 2002 along with a number of other European countries. Prior to this, its currency was the franc. Coins were issued that represented varying values of francs. The centime was a further division of the franc and was also issued in coin form. The franc was first introduced in the year 1360 and had many design changes until it was retired.

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