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(1) A French coin equal to 1/100 of a franc. As a result of the sharp devaluation of the franc after World War I, the centime coin disappeared from circulation, and the centime became strictly an accounting unit. After the revaluation of the French franc in early 1960, centime pieces came to be minted again.
(2) A small coin and accounting unit in the overseas territories and departments of France and in former French colonies that have won independence.
(3) A coin used in Belgium, Luxembourg, and Switzerland.