Geneva franc

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20 francs
Coat of arms.
POST TENEBRAS LUX
REP• ET CANT/DE GENEVE`
20/FRANCS/1848
AV, 7.62 g, 6h

The franc was the currency of the Swiss canton of Geneva between 1839 and 1850. It was subdivided into 100 centimes.

History[edit]

The franc replaced the thaler in 1839. It was equal to the French franc. In 1850, the Swiss franc was introduced, with 1 Swiss franc = 1 Geneva franc.

Coins[edit]

Billon coins were issued in denominations of 1, 2, 4, 5, 10 and 25 centimes. Small numbers of coins were struck in silver for 5 and 10 francs and in gold for 10 and 20 francs.

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