Euro-Franc Charts Used by the French to Ease Transition
These cards were given out by banks and other institutions to help French people understand the value of the new euro currency compared to the franc which had been in use for many years. They are interesting and informative records of the transition period, which actually lasted for several years. The euro currency was introduced on 1 January 2002 and both currencies were legal to use until 17 February 2002 after which only the euro could be used. Old francs could be exchanged into euros for a longer period in commercial banks and for a considerably longer time at the national Banc de France
We are offering four types of cards, three of which are the kind which change when you tilt them.
-- Large plastic card fro La Poste (the French postal system) which changes from euros to francs when tilted. On the back are postal rates and other information. These measure 4 by 6 inches. We have only two of these available and they are priced at $7 apiece.
--Smaller version of the above (also changes values from euros to francs when tilted) with rounded corners. These measure 3 3/8 by 2 1/8 inches (wallet or business card size). We have nine of these and they are priced at $3 apiece.
--Small blue-green plastic cards given out by BNP Paribas, one of the largest French banks, same size as the smaller La Poste cards. These also change values from euros to francs when tilted. The back bears the bank name and a couple of other phrases. We have 18 of these and they are priced at $3 apiece.
--Small stiff cards (not plastic) given out by Credit Agricole with conversion rates for the euro on one side an the franc on the other. These do not change when tilted. These are also the same size as the other two smaller cards. We have two of these available and they are priced at $3 apiece.
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