Friday, April 16
1:00 pm EST
Join ANS Executive Director Gilles Bransbourg for a Long Table on the franc: one of the oldest and most widespread currency units in the world. Orphaned since France abandoned it to merge into the Eurozone, the Franc is currently the official currency of 25 states or autonomous territories—trailing behind the dollar, but still ahead of the pound, dinar, and peso. From the 1365 gold "Franc à cheval" to the fiduciary banknotes and coins circulating today, the Franc's venerable history tells the stories of regime changes, wars, revolutions, economic collapse and recovery, and major currency reforms.