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28 October 2014
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On 1 January 2002, the French franc was replaced by the Euro, but did you know...?

  • As with all countries in the Eurozone, France has its own national version of the Euro coins. Among the images featured is Marianne, the woman who symbolises the spirit of the French Republic.

  • The total euros minted for France weigh about three times as much as the Eiffel Tower.

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