Sentence Examples


  • They had an existence of six months, and were finally received back by the state at about the seventieth part of their face-value in coin.
  • The assignats had now become totally valueless - the abolition of the "maximum" the previous year (1795) had produced no effect, and, though, by various payments into the treasury, the total number had been reduced to about 24,000,000,000 francs, their face-value was about 3 o to I of coin.