Principality of Monaco, Rainer III, 1 Franc 1968

Before the introduction of the euro, the currency of the Principality of Monaco was the French franc. It had been installed with the French conquest of Monaco in 1793. When the French withdrew some years later, the franc remained in circulation. As from 1837, the Monégasque franc always bore the image of the prince. Here it is Prince Rainer, who reigned Monaco from 1949 to 2005.