The Ultimate Franc is a modern miniature sculptural masterpiece by Philippe Starck. This is the last coin to carry the Franc denomination; after December 31, 2001 all French coins are valued in Euros. These coins are unique! Their design is truly extraordinary -- the surfaces are wavy rather than flat -- and must be seen to be truly appreciated. Precious metal content is 26.1 gm. of 750 fine gold. Only 5,000 made; the Paris Mint quickly sold out and these are rarely offered!