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The franc is the currency of French Polynesia. It is divided into 100 centimes. Since 1945 is part of the CFP franc.

HistoryEdit

In 1945, the CFP franc was introduced, with coins minted for the French Settlement of Oceania (Etablisements Française de l'Océanie) since 1949. The CFP franc is also used in New Caledonia and has been used in the New Hebrides until 1982. Since 1985 the coins remain distinct. In 1949, coins were introduced coins of aluminum from 50 centimes, 1 and 2 francs, followed in 1952 by the coins of aluminum from 5 francs. The 50 centime coin was issued only in 1949. These coins bear the names Oceania (Oceania) that, since 1965, was replaced by Polynesia (Polynesie). In 1967, coins were introduced in nickel 10, 20 and 50 francs, followed by nickel-bronze coins from 100 francs in 1976. The overall design of the coins has not changed since their introduction and the obverse has always been identical to that of the coins the franc of New Caledonia. The only notable change is the removal of the text Union Française and replace the name Établisements Française de l'Ocean with French Polynesia after 1952, and adding the words IEOM on the back in 1972.

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