French Indian rupee

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French 1 Rupee, 1938

The roupie or rupee was the currency of French India. It was equal to the Indian rupee issued by the British and then Indian governments. Until 1871 it was issued as coins with the roupie divided into 8 fanons, each of 3 doudous or 20 cash. From 1871, banknotes were issued by France's Banque de l'Indochine which circulated alongside coins issued by British India.

Table of Exchange Rates, 1843[edit]

Pagodes Roupies Fanons
(Panam)
Caches
(Kāsu)
Francs
1 3.5 28 560 8.40
1 8 160 2.40
1 20 0.30
1 0.015

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References[edit]

  • Annuaire statistique des établissements français dans l'Inde By Pierre-Constant Sicé, 1843.

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