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In some countries they put spinners on their currency.(click for big)This is a 50-franc note from France, issued in 1942.
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Seems to me that it is an evocation of Jeanne d'Arc ( Joan of Arc) in Domremmy .We all learn in school here in France that she was a sheperdess in Domremmy before she became a soldier .In the background you can see a cathedral that would be Reims's cathedral where she brought the king to be crowned.If the currency was printed just after the war she may have been chosen in a sign of national reconciliation as she was and still is a very important character in our national history . I do not remember seing the bill even though I was born in 51 .... Thanks for your posts I just love your blog !
December 14, 2006 at 05:07 AM
And didn't you mention that Iceland does the same thing? (Sheep, if not spinners?) Now that's the hallmark of a country that has its priorities straight.
Beth S. |
November 27, 2006 at 04:13 PM
I thought France only honored politicians and chefs.
November 25, 2006 at 02:36 PM
Diane H K in Greenfield |
November 25, 2006 at 01:07 PM
November 25, 2006 at 11:11 AM
unfortunately france doesn't have such pretty currency anymore. although euros still aren't as boring as dollars.
November 24, 2006 at 04:18 PM
Why can't we have beautiful currency like that?
November 24, 2006 at 01:56 PM
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