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Data Point

My vintage wife says she can remember when there were milk vending machines taking U.S. currency:

1 quart of milk for 1 quarter.

Of course, that's still U.S. currency, so it's less than 1/4 ounce of silver, but still on the order of 6frn. That means people were paying 24 of today's frns for a gallon of milk in '64, though the milk was most likely of much higher quality, and that particular price was inflated due to the novelty of the vending machine.

Incidentally, there are vending machines for raw milk in France now.