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Franc

The name for several current and former currencies. The original franc was issued by King John the Good of France in 1360. Various countries around France and most French colonies call their currencies the franc, though France itself discontinued the franc, replacing it with the euro in 1999.
References in classic literature ?
so that the one hundred and fifty thousand francs have passed into their hands."
"A sum of one hundred and fifty thousand francs, or fifteen thousand pistoles, whichever you please, in three payments."
"Like a man of honor; he procured the signature; Tremblay and Louviere resigned their appointments, I have paid every year twenty-five thousand francs to these two gentlemen; on the thirty-first of May every year, M.
"You owe Aramis one hundred and fifty thousand francs, then?"
"Why should I know better than you where the twenty-thousand francs went to?
Richard, of putting twenty-thousand francs in his pocket?"
Giry, "seeing that it was myself who put the twenty-thousand francs into M.
"You tell me there were twenty-thousand francs in the envelope which I put into M.
"Then TAKE your fifty thousand francs!" and she hurled them full in my face.
Had it come of the fact that, presuming too much on my good fortune, I had seemed to be intending to desert her (even as De Griers had done) when once I had given her the fifty thousand francs? But, on my honour, I had never cherished any such intention.
First of all I must have fifty thousand francs, and you shall give them to me at Frankfurt.
If I were to give you those fifty thousand francs, what should I have left for myself?"