What Are Republique Francaise Coins?
"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."
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.