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Monnaie de Paris 2020 - La Semeuse, le nouveau franc

The Sower, the new franc

Initiated in 2014, the Semeuse series highlights some of the currencies that have marked the history of France. In 2020, the "new franc" is being honoured.
Put into circulation in 1960 to put an end to the increasing devaluation of the franc, the new franc allows France to simplify the convertibility of its currency with a value fixed at 180 milligrams of fine gold. To show the will for a return to a stable currency, it was decided to strike the new franc with the image of the pre-1914 sower.