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Requested move[edit]

Corrected the mention that the author of Le Petit Prince's name was mispelt on the 100FF note. It was merely irregularly spelt ```` Derek Northcutt — Preceding unsigned comment added by 75.166.215.135 (talk) 19:04, 3 June 2013 (UTC)

The over capitalisation should be removed.

Add *Support or *Oppose followed by an optional one sentence explanation, then sign your vote with ~~~~
  • Support. The standard way of displaying currency names. – AxSkov (T) 08:50, 28 July 2005 (UTC)
  • Support. Why do we even need a poll on this? All the others were moved without polls. Am I missing something? ナイトスタリオンㇳ–ㇰ 10:10, 28 July 2005 (UTC)
An adminstrator has to make the move if the redirect has a history of more than one edit. Philip Baird Shearer 02:34, 29 July 2005 (UTC)
Ah, I see. Thank you. ナイトスタリオンㇳ–ㇰ 08:48, 29 July 2005 (UTC)

I've moved the article and corrected the only double redirect; there are still plenty of articles pointing to a redirect, so if anyone would like to go through those... --Mel Etitis (Μελ Ετητης) 22:10, 1 August 2005 (UTC)

Pictures[edit]

This article has very few pictures compared to the articles on many other European currencies. Can I request that someone either add some pictures or set up a French coins and French banknotes articles to link to?
Dove1950 22:33, 29 November 2006 (UTC)

Fair use rationale for Image:France 03.gif[edit]

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World War I[edit]

  • "The outbreak of World War I caused France to leave the gold standard of the LMU. The war severely undermined the franc's strength, as war expenditure, inflation and postwar reconstruction, financed partly through the printing of ever more money, reduced the franc's purchasing power by 70% from 1915 to 1920 and a further 43% from 1922 to 1926. After a brief return to the gold standard (1928 to 1936) the currency was allowed to resume its slide, until it was worth in 1959 less than a fortieth of its 1934 value."

This paragraph is unclear. Did the return to the gold standard cause a revaluation of the franc? If so, by how much? How does its 1934 value compare with its 1915, 1922, 1928 or 1936 value? Scolaire 15:07, 29 October 2007 (UTC)

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BetacommandBot (talk) 17:14, 2 January 2008 (UTC)

under European Monetary Union section of this article someone has added the profound observation that "French people are gay". Doesn't anybody monitor these articles' edits?24.4.17.233 (talk) 04:58, 25 September 2008 (UTC)

a question[edit]

any one know what 4 francs 2 dines 3 quarters of a doller and 10 centines are in english curreny if so please right next to forigin currency —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.160.38.139 (talk) 12:34, 3 April 2008 (UTC)

Are you for real? Scolaire (talk) 00:30, 4 April 2008 (UTC)

yes i am for real i dont know and i whant to know what they are so i can exchange them for english money —Preceding unsigned comment added by 86.160.38.139 (talk) 12:53, 5 April 2008 (UTC)

You would pay more for the transaction than you would get! Scolaire (talk) 21:44, 5 April 2008 (UTC)
English money? Are you planning a trip to pre-1707? --86.111.162.127 (talk) 01:22, 11 September 2008 (UTC)

did you know that french money is called francs? —Preceding unsigned comment added by 66.65.122.173 (talk) 21:05, 10 June 2008 (UTC)

I removed the very first top link to French coins since it contained Google Adsense ad on top of it and Ebay items for sale table, both commercial and both took more than half the space on the page. If user wants to provide a material to Wikipedia, their links must not contain any clickthru ads or commercial sales info. Posting links which contain clickthru ads such as Google Adsense is considered clickthru ad spamming. Audriust (talk) 20:54, 19 July 2008 (UTC)

Translation[edit]

The translation of the Latin into English (Johannes gratia dei, etc.) was rendered in English, except for the name of the monarch, which was in French: "Jean." Either translate the Latin to English or to French, or to another language, but don't jumble them together. "Johannes" may be "Jean" in French, but it is "john" in English. Since the remainder of the quotation is in English, so should the name be. I have changed it. Altgeld (talk) 19:59, 13 March 2010 (UTC)

The moneychanger[edit]

Does anybody have a figure for converting francs to US$ in 1911? If so, can you add it to the purse numbers here & here? If there's a template, use it? And if there is, will you also ping my talk with it? Thx. TREKphiler any time you're ready, Uhura 03:36 & 03:37, 26 January 2011 (UTC)

Here is a table sheet for exchange rate from 1866 to 1914 (source:J.M. Jeanneney/Bourse de Paris) :
Unit Pure Silver in g Rate in FFr Exchange Rate Comment
1 Fr 4.175 1 Fr = 5 g x 0.835
1 US $ 24.057 5.762 5.183 -10% tax
1 Mark 4.995 1.196 1.25 inc. trade bonus
1 GB £ 5.231 1/ = 1.253 1£ = 25.221 Fr
1 Rouble 17.995 4.31 3.88 -10% tax
1 Gulden 9.45 2.263 2.25

These equivalences provided by the Banque de France, it must be noted, are in New Francs (in 1960 two zeroes were lopped off the old francs. So, for example, in 1914 $US 1 would have been 576.2 FF, or the equivalent of 5.762 post-1960 French Francs. ```` Northcutt -- Spiessens 17:24, 11 April 2012 (UTC)

Historical exchange rates[edit]

Is there any way of getting a table of historical exchange rates for the French Franc on here? I'm trying to find out what the Franc/Pound exchange rate would have been in 1954. Can anyone suggest where i could look for this information? Thanks. Kaleeyed (talk) 11:24, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Sources to consider for inclusion[edit]

found items which have not been incorporated but might help content

Info completed[edit]

I try to do my best about french coins history... hope it will be usefull. -- Spiessens 21:02, 10 April 2012 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Spiessens (talkcontribs)

Banknotes[edit]

Authors failed to mention John Law system from year 1716 - 1720. Also date when first assignats were printed is not correct. First assignats were printed a few years earlier then mentioned, namely in year 1791. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 195.91.111.135 (talk) 13:41, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Federal establishment?[edit]

The section headed French Empire and Restoration begins by stating In 1800 the Banque de France, a federal establishment .... In what sense was the Banque de France "federal"? France was not a federation, and this sounds like an inadvertent carry over from the U.S. Norvo (talk) 22:39, 27 June 2014 (UTC)