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 for FRANC
From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  FRANC, com. law. The name of a French coin. Five franc pieces, when not of 
  less fineness than ten ounces and sixteen pennyweights in twelve ounces troy 
  weight of standard silver, and weighing not less than three hundred and 
  eighty-four grains each, are made a legal tender, at the rate of ninety-
  three cents each. Act of June 25, 1834, s. 1, 4 Sharsw. Cont. of Story's L. 
  U. S. 2373. 
       2. In all computations at the custom house, the franc of France and of 
  Belgium shall be estimated at eighteen cents six. mills. Act of May 22, 
  1846. See Foreign coins. 
  
  

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