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There is a book on the subject of the Rhineland subjugation called "From Reich to State: The Rhineland in the Revolutionary Age, 1780-1830" by Michael Rowe. On p. 203 of this book it says that many currencies, including the Franc, continued to be used. The main impact of the takeover was that the Franc became the only currency in which taxes could be paid, ...


Basically, it seems strange only at the first look. But this approach is rather reasonable, used by (at least) many countries in the world even today and it is unlikely that it makes a state "illegible". I cannot provide a proof of how these matters were handled in Russia at the time of Peter right now, so let me provide some examples from today (and I am ...

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