FALSE JOY: The happy owner of the accommodation in Saint-Brieuc will not be able to exchange them
True false joy In Saint-Brieuc (Côtes-d’Armor), a man who was renovating his new apartment was surprised to discover bundles of notes hidden between the glass wool and the partition. The bad news is that it is francs, and it is no longer possible to exchange them for euros.
The story reported by Ouest-France has something to smile about. It took place a fortnight ago in an old building in the Saint-Michel district, not far from the center of the Côtes-d’Armor prefecture. While he undertakes renovations in his new home, Ivory has seen dozens of notes at his feet: 72,900 francs in total, or just over 11,000 euros.
More than 50 million banknotes in circulation
After the joy of this improbable discovery, the 30-year-old soon realized that he could not get much out of his booty, the francs being no longer exchangeable since 2012. “In the worst case, I could line my new toilet with,” said the young man in West France. We also think of a Monopoly of the twentieth century.
In 2012, the Banque de France estimated that there remained 55 million notes in francs still in circulation, equivalent to 8.38 million euros.