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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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