French Currency Used by Soldiers Stationed in France During World War One
Cinquante Centimes from 1916 was worth about 10 cents in 1918 USD.
1 Framc Baml Note from 1916 was worth about 20 cents in 1918 USD.
JP.93.3 1 Franc, Niort (79) Imp Richard, Paris 9/30/1915
Note from the Archivist
Many readers over the years have questioned the value that was typed on the French currency. This currency was brought back from France by Ludvig Kristian Gjenvick at the end of WWI and the value is roughly correct for 1918.
According the New World Economics, the franc lost a lot of value during WWI and soon afterwards. View the chart showing U.S. cents per franc, 1913-1940 at newworldeconomics.com/foreign-exchange-rates-1913-1941-2-the-currenty-upheavals-of-the-interwar-period/