Coins from the Department of Alpes Maritimes

Many cities in France issued their own currency tokens (notgeld) to circulate alongside or in the place of usually hoarded coins. Following the economic and financial turmoil created both during and by the aftermath of WWI, the franc was devalued, and subsequently silver 50 centimes, 1 franc, and 2 Franc coins began to disappear from circulation fast, due to people hoarding them for their silver value. As a result, a coinage shortage occurred, and municipalities began issuing their own replacements starting midway through the First World War, and continuing into the 1920s. The notgeld issues had ended by 1931, by which point new Chambres de Commerce issues had become widely available and circulating. Most of those coins were made of low-value metals like zinc or aluminium and stamp coins were also widely made. French colonies where the Franc circulated also issued their own notgeld during the 1920s.
Wikidata: Q3139

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France › French notgeld › Alpes Maritimes, Department of › Nice, Commune of • Franc (1795-1959)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Centimes - Chambre de commerce - Nice [06] (Copper Pattern)
1920

Pattern
Copper • ⌀ 19 mm
El Mon.# 10.7, N# 371924
5 Centimes - Chambre de Commerce - Nice [06] (Silver Pattern)
1920

Pattern
Silver • 3.71 g • ⌀ 19 mm
El Mon.# 10.9, N# 324962
Available for swap 5 Centimes
1920-1922

Aluminium • 0.9 g • ⌀ 19 mm
El Mon.# 10.1, El Mon.# 10.3, N# 16177
10 Centimes - Chambre de commerce - Nice [06] (Copper Pattern)
1920

Pattern
Copper • ⌀ 25 mm
El Mon.# 10.8, N# 371926
10 Centimes - Chambre de commerce - Nice [06] (Silver Pattern)
1920

Pattern
Silver • 6.7 g • ⌀ 25 mm
El Mon.# 10.10, N# 371531
Available for swap 10 Centimes (Nice and Alpes Maritimes)
1920-1922

Aluminium • 1.6 g • ⌀ 25 mm
El Mon.# 10.2, El Mon.# 10.4, N# 8905

The Numista referee for coins of this issuer is abidbol.

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