Exonumia from France

The Carolingian dynasty founded a unified currency facilitating the development of trade in Europe. The Carolingian pound worth 20 Sols and therefore 240 silver Deniers, is the pillar of the monetary system that will last until the French revolution. But from the 9th century, the Carolingian Empire was subject to internal and external pressures that favored the emergence of local feudal powers. Each lordship took the opportunity to mint coins, causing a certain monetary disorder for several centuries. The accession to power of Hugh Capet marked a turning point. He and his successors Louis VI, Philip Augustus and Saint Louis, imposed the royal coinage, gradually buying back the monetary rights of the feudal lords. In 1641, Louis XIII created the Louis d'Or and reintroduced the silver Ecu and the copper Liard. After 1789, coinage did not escape the revolutionary phenomenon: in 1792, coins bearing the effigy of Louis XVI were replaced by the Sol aux Balances. Then the Franc reappears (the first "Franc à Cheval" and "Franc à Pied" were minted from the 14th century), with a fixed weight and decimal subdivisions. Napoleon then introduced the gold 40F and 20F and their subdivisions, all types that would go through the restoration and revolutions until the First World War. In the interwar period, in a context of general collapse of the economy, the Franc was devalued several times. In 1960, De Gaulle created the New Franc as part of European integration and its new monetary system. Finally, the Euro replaced the Franc on July 1st, 2002.
Wikidata: Q142

See also: French notgeld, French colonies, France - Feudal, Unified Carolingian Empire, Frankish Kingdom

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France • Business tokens

40 Centimes - café du Chalet - Caen [14]

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Nickel silver • 5.9 g • 27.4 mm
N# 297081
50 Centimes - Commissionnaire David - Reims [51]

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Zinc • 25 mm
El Mon.# nr, N# 320394
50 Centimes - Enghien (Val d'Oise)

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⌀ 25.5 mm
El Mon.# nr, N# 147129
50 Centimes - Pellerin & Chapron - Paris [75]

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Nickel-zinc • 22 × 29 mm
El Mon.# P135.1, N# 324975
50 centimes - Restaurant LE CARDINAL - Paris [75]

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Brass • ⌀ 27 mm
El Mon.# R90.2, N# 314908
Available for swap 50

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Brass • 2.35 g • ⌀ 18.90 mm
N# 346357
50 Centimes

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Brass • 2.94 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
N# 134181
50 Centimes

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Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 23.1 mm
N# 35896
50 Centimes

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Aluminium • 1.40 g • 30 mm
N# 35897
50 Centimes - A consommer Ruche

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Brass • 2 g • ⌀ 16 mm
N# 316659
Available for swap 50 Centimes - Billard Russe

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Brass • 4.80 g • ⌀ 23.4 mm
N# 60786
50 centimes Abbadati - Tucquenieux (54)

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Brass • ⌀ 25.3 mm
N# 309331
50 Centimes

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Brass • 3.28 g • ⌀ 25.3 mm
N# 203850
50 Centimes - café du Chalet - Caen [14]

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Brass • 5.98 g • ⌀ 30 mm
N# 297093
50 Centimes Café des Fleurs - Paris [75]

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Brass • ⌀ 26 mm
N# 295201
60 Centimes - Jeton nécessité uniface

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Copper • 3 g • ⌀ 24.4 mm
N# 117784
75 Centimes - Café de Paris - Douai [59]

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Aluminium • 21.5 mm
El Mon.# P104...nr, N# 324644
75 centimes - Sté C B - Paris (75)

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Brass • 22 mm
El Mon.# S90.2, N# 309332
75 Centimes - A Consommer

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• 2.8 g • ⌀ 19.3 mm
N# 286998
75 Centimes - Jeton nécessité uniface

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Copper • 24.3 mm
N# 140601
75 Centimes - Marchand (Valenciennes)

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Brass • 2.31 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
N# 44621
Available for swap 75 Centimes - P.M.C 4 (Katz)

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2.3 g • ⌀ 19 mm
N# 288297
75 Centimes - Spanagel

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Brass • 2.50 g • ⌀ 19 mm
N# 30148
75 Centimes - A Consommer (S.A.C. Serie J)

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Brass • 2.17 g • ⌀ 2 mm
N# 292433
1 Franc - Syndicat d'entrepositaires et limonadiers - Sarrebourg (57)

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Brass • ⌀ 29 mm
El Mon.# 15.15, Marchand# 35.16, N# 310220
1 Franc - Pavillon Rivollier - Aix-les-Bains [73]

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Aluminium • 19 × 27 mm
El Mon.# 35.3, N# 333138
1 Franc - Restaurant Corbelet - Rouen [76]

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Brass • 20 × 30 mm
El Mon.# 60.2, N# 330936
1 Franc - restaurant Sansonnet - Paris [75]

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Brass • 8.61 g • ⌀ 34 mm
El Mon.# R290.3, N# 297175
1 - Maison Mignon

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Brass • 3 g • ⌀ 19 mm
N# 34750
Available for swap 1 drink - Hopen discothèque

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Plastic • 1.60 g • ⌀ 35.20 mm
N# 344574
1 franc

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Brass • 2.40 g • ⌀ 25.95 mm
N# 346349
1 Franc

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Zinc • ⌀ 22 mm
N# 240762
Available for swap 1 Franc - AC

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• 3.01 g • ⌀ 25.5 mm
N# 278471
1 Franc - Jeton nécessité uniface

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Copper • 3.7 g • ⌀ 23.4 mm
N# 117782
1 Franc Café des Fleurs - Paris [75]

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Brass • ⌀ 30 mm
N# 295192
Available for swap 1 Jeton - Piratland

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10 g • ⌀ 31 mm
N# 98828
1 litre de vin - Ruche de Pompey [54]

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Aluminium • 18 × 25 mm
N# 294497
Le Soccer - Lyon

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Brass • 4.3 g • ⌀ 23 mm
N# 33867
Token - E. L (Paris)

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Brass • 3.25 g • ⌀ 23 mm
N# 222853
1 Franc - Café restaurant du Chalet - Caen [14]

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Nickel silver • 3.40 g • ⌀ 25 mm
N# 297094
20 Sols - Lefèvre Lesage et Cie
1792

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Silver • 2.9 g • ⌀ 23.8 mm
KM# Tn21, N# 194196
1,25 Francs - café restaurant Henry - Lyon [69]

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Brass • ⌀ 26 mm
El Mon.# P177...nr, N# 325033
2 Francs - Comptoir Savoyarde, Annecy [74]

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Aluminium • ⌀ 23 mm
El Mon.# 15.4, N# 320262
2 Francs Maison Fillol - Paris [75]

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Brass • ⌀ 23 mm
El Mon.# M80.2, N# 295332
2 Francs (Bourdon-Majerus Reims)

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Copper • 3.6 g • 29.5 mm
El Mon.# nr, N# 102879
2 Francs

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Brass • ⌀ 29 mm
N# 240763
2 Francs (cuivre)

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Copper • ⌀ 0.0 mm
N# 295489
2 Francs Café des Fleurs - Paris [75]

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Nickel silver • 5 g • ⌀ 27 mm
N# 295190
2 litres de vin - Ruche de Pompey [54]

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Aluminium • 29 mm
N# 294499
2 kg500 - Boulangerie Coopérative de Brens (81)
(1911-1922)

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Nickel plated zinc • 6.06 g • ⌀ 30 mm
El Mon.# 10.1, N# 353385

The Numista referee for exonumia of this issuer is PLH28.

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