Saar franc


Saar franc

The franc or Frank was the currency of Saarland between 1948 and 1957. It was at par with the French franc, French coins and banknotes circulated alongside local issues.

History

In 1947, banknotes were issued for Saar denominated in Mark, followed by coins denominated in Franken, dated 1954 and 1955.

After a referendum about the future status of the region, Saarland was incorporated into the Federal Republic of Germany as a Bundesland on 1 January 1957. The economic integration into the Federal Republic of Germany was completed on 6 July 1959 with the withdrawal of all Saar-Franken. The exchange rate was 100 Frank = 0.8507 Deutsche Mark. Fact|date=February 2007

Appearance

Pictures on coins of Saarland always depicted things related to the industry and mining in the region. Also the coat of arms of Saarland appears on every coin.Coins of 10,20 and 50 Frank depicted a factory and mining tower, with the coat of arms of Saarland in front of them. 100 Frank coins depicted a gearwheel with again the coat of arms of Saarland in front of it.

Banknotes were decorated with classical references to trade and wisdom.

External links

* [http://numismondo.com/pm/saa/ Images of Saar mark notes]


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