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  • Currency.The lira (plural lire) of 100 centesimi (centimes) is equal in value to the French franc. The total coinage (exclusive of Eritrean currency) from the 1st of January 1862 to the end of 1907 was 1,104,667,116 lire (exclusive of recoinage), divided as follows: gold, 427,516,970 lire; silver, 570,097,025 lire; nickel, 23,417,000 lire; bronze, 83,636,121 lire.
  • Slightly reduced aromas of kirsch, raspberry and licorice, with a medicinal austerity from the sizable cabernet franc component.
  • In a step inconceivable two generations ago, the mark, franc, and lira have been replaced by the euro.
  • This 5 franc piece was minted in the Paris commune in 1871.
  • Her picture also appeared on the French 500 franc note and on stamps and coins.

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