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The conquest of most of western Europe by Revolutionary and Napoleonic France led to the franc's wide circulation. Following independence from the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the new Kingdom of Belgium in 1832 adopted its own franc, equivalent to the French one, followed by Luxembourg in 1848 and Switzerland in 1850. Newly-unified Italy adopted the lira on a similar basis in 1862. 1832 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... 1848 is a leap year starting on Saturday (link will take you to calendar). ... Events January 4 - The first American ice-skating club is formed (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania). ... The Italian Republic or Italy (Italian: Repubblica Italiana or Italia) is a country in southern Europe. ... Events January-March January 10 - End of term for John Gately Downey, 7th Governor of California. ...


In 1865 France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy created the Latin Monetary Union (to be joined by Greece in 1868): each would possess a national currency unit (franc, lira, drachma) worth 4.5 g of silver or 0.290 322 g of gold (fine), all freely exchangeable at a rate of 1:1. In the 1870s the gold value was made the fixed standard, a situation which was to continue until 1914. 1865 is a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Latin Monetary Union was a 19th century attempt to unify several European currencies into a single currency that could be used in all the member states, at a time when most national currencies were still made out of gold and silver. ... Greece, officaly called the Hellenic Republic (Greek: Ελληνική Δημοκρατία), is a country in the southeast of Europe on the southern tip of the Balkan peninsula. ... 1868 was a leap year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Events and Trends Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) results in the collapse of the Second French Empire and in the formation of both the French Third Republic and the German Empire. ... 1914 is a common year starting on Thursday. ...


In 1926 Belgium as well as France experienced depreciation and an abrupt collapse of confidence, leading to the introduction of a new gold currency for international transactions, the belga of 5 francs, and the country's withdrawal from the monetary union, which ceased to exist at the end of the year. The 1921 monetary union of Belgium and Luxembourg survived, however, forming the basis for full economic union in 1932. The Kingdom of Belgium (Dutch: Koninkrijk België, French: Royaume de Belgique, German: Königreich Belgien) is a country in Western Europe, bordered by the Netherlands, Germany, Luxembourg, France, and the North Sea. ...


Like the French franc, the Belgian/Luxemburgese franc ceased to exist in January 1, 1999, when it became fixed at 1 EUR= 40.3399 BEF/LUF, thus a franc was worth 0.024789 €. Old franc coins and notes lost its legal tender status in February 28, 2002. The franc is the name of several currency units. ... February 28 is the 59th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ...


1 Luxembourg franc was equal to 1 Belgian franc. Belgian francs were legal tender inside Luxembourg and Luxembourg francs were legal tender in Belgium.


The equivalent name of the Belgian franc in Dutch, Belgium's other official language, was "Belgische Frank." Note: This page contains IPA phonetic symbols in Unicode. ...



Pre-Euro Currencies and non-Euro currencies
Eurozone Austrian schilling | Belgian franc | Dutch guilder | Finnish markka | French franc | German mark | Greek drachma | Irish pound | Italian lira | Luxembourg franc | Portuguese escudo | San Marinese lira | Spanish peseta | Vatican lira
ERM Cypriot pound | Danish krone1 | Estonian kroon | Latvian lat | Lithuanian litas | Maltese lira | Slovenian tolar
Other EU British pound1 | Czech koruna | Hungarian forint | Polish zloty | Slovak koruna | Swedish krona2
Notes:
1 - negotiated an opt-out and is not obliged to join the Eurozone.
2 - technically obliged to join the Eurozone, but deliberately fails to meet one of the Maastricht criteria (namely membership in ERM II).
Euro (disambiguation). ... Various currencies A currency is a unit of exchange, facilitating the transfer of goods and services. ... Download high resolution version (1200x800, 13 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Austria Belgium Bulgaria Czech Republic Croatia Cyprus Economy of Cyprus Economy of the Czech Republic Council of Europe Economy of Denmark Drachma European Union Estonia Euro European Parliament Talk:European Union European Free Alliance... The Eurozone (also called Euro-area or Euroland) is the subset of European Union member states which have adopted the Euro (€) currency, creating a currency union. ... The Schilling was the currency of Austria until the Euro exchange in 2002. ... The franc is the name of several currency units. ... The guilder (Dutch gulden), represented by the symbol ƒ, was the name of the currency used in the Netherlands from the 15th century until 1999, when it was replaced by the euro (coins and notes were not introduced until 2002). ... The markka or mark was the currency used in Finland from 1861 until January 1, 1999, when it was replaced by the euro (€). The currency code used for the markka was FIM, and the usual familiar notation was a postfix mk. ... Though abolished as a legal coin by Louis XIII in 1641 in favor of the gold louis or ecu, the term franc continued to be used in common parlance for the livre. ... A 10 Deutsche Mark banknote from Germany 1993 showing Carl Friedrich Gauss (http://www. ... Drachma, pl. ... A IR£1 coin, featuring the Irish red deer. ... Lira is the name of the monetary unit of a number of countries, as well as the former currency of Italy, San Marino and the Vatican City. ... The escudo was the official currency of Portugal prior to the introduction of the euro in January 1, 1999 (euro coins and notes were not introduced until 2002). ... Lira is the name of the monetary unit of a number of countries, as well as the former currency of Italy, San Marino and the Vatican City. ... The peseta (₧) was the currency of Spain (and Andorra, along with the French franc) until December 31, 1998. ... Lira is the name of the monetary unit of a number of countries, as well as the former currency of Italy, San Marino and the Vatican City. ... The European exchange rate mechanism (or ERM) was a system introduced by the European Community in March 1979, as part of the European Monetary System (EMS), to reduce exchange-rate variability and achieve monetary stability in Europe, in preparation for Economic and Monetary Union and the introduction of a single... The Cyprus Pound (Λίρα, pl. ... The Danish krone is the currency used in Denmark and the Danish dependency of Greenland. ... The Kroon is the official currency of Estonia. ... For common abbreviations, see latitude and latissimus dorsi muscle. ... The Litas (LTL or Lt, Lithuanian plural form Litai) is the official currency of Lithuania. ... The Maltese Lira, known in the Maltese language as the Lira Maltija, is the currency of Malta. ... The tolar has been the currency of Slovenia since October 1991. ... The pound sterling, which strictly speaking refers to basic currency unit of sterling, now the pound, can generally refer to the currency of the United Kingdom (UK). ... The Koruna (English translation Crown) is the currency used in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. ... Forint, or HUF (Hungarian Forint) is the official currency of Hungary. ... The title given to this article is incorrect due to technical limitations. ... The Koruna (English translation Crown) is the currency used in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. ... This article is about the Swedish unit of currency. ... The European exchange rate mechanism (or ERM) was a system introduced by the European Community in March 1979, as part of the European Monetary System (EMS), to reduce exchange-rate variability and achieve monetary stability in Europe, in preparation for Economic and Monetary Union and the introduction of a single...

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Luxemburgese franc - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (317 words)
In 1865 France, Belgium, Switzerland and Italy created the Latin Monetary Union (to be joined by Greece in 1868): each would possess a national currency unit (franc, lira, drachma) worth 4.5 g of silver or 0.290 322 g of gold (fine), all freely exchangeable at a rate of 1:1.
In 1926 Belgium as well as France experienced depreciation and an abrupt collapse of confidence, leading to the introduction of a new gold currency for international transactions, the belga of 5 francs, and the country's withdrawal from the monetary union, which ceased to exist at the end of the year.
1 Luxembourg franc was equal to 1 Belgian franc.
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