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was the currency of French India
French India is a general name for the former French possessions in India These included Pondichéry , Karikal and Yanaon on the Coromandel Coast, Mahé on the Malabar Coast, and Chandannagar in Bengal...
. It was equal to the Indian rupee
The Indian rupee is the official currency of the Republic of India. The issuance of the currency is controlled by the Reserve Bank of India....
issued by the British and then Indian governments. Until 1871 it was issued as coins with the roupie divided into 8 fanons
, each of 3 doudous
or 20 cash
. From 1871, banknotes were issued by France's Banque de l'Indochine
The Banque de l'Indochine was a minting and banknote-issuing bank established in Paris on January 21, 1875, for the territories of France in Asia.-History:...
which circulated alongside coins issued by British India.
Table of Exchange Rates, 1843
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