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 • Co-operative tokens

Pain de 3 livres (Anzin)

Trade tokens › Co-operative token
Brass • 4.71 g • ⌀ 30 mm
N# 300535
Insurance token - Ch. Breton - Compiègne
1864

Trade tokens › Co-operative token
Brass • 4.12 g • ⌀ 23 mm
N# 323116
10 centimes - Confrérie de Notre-Dame et de l'Atelier - Charleville-Mézières

Trade tokens › Co-operative token
Brass • 2.48 g • 20.5 mm
El Mon.# 25.2, N# 317567

France • Local administration tokens

Available for swap Jeton

Trade tokens › Local administration token
Silver • 16.85 g • ⌀ 29.3 mm
N# 346802
Token - Coliseum (Amiens Métropole)

Trade tokens › Local administration token
⌀ 23 mm
N# 21273
Token - Mantes City

Trade tokens › Local administration token
3.85 g • ⌀ 22 mm
N# 82407
Louis XIII 2ème type
1611

Trade tokens › Local administration token
Brass • 4.75 g • ⌀ 27 mm
N# 313038
Trésorerie générale des fermes de France
1628

Trade tokens › Local administration token
Silver • 6 g • ⌀ 28 mm
Feu# 2560, N# 344226
Jeton Cu 29, affinages
1744

Trade tokens › Local administration token
Copper • 7.35 g • ⌀ 29.50 mm
N# 287236
Token - Chambres des huissiers arrondissement de Versailles
1825

Trade tokens › Local administration token
Silver • 14.4 g • ⌀ 31 mm
N# 287663
Jeton d'huissiers - Compiègne
(1845-1860)

Trade tokens › Local administration token
Silver • 11.78 g • ⌀ 30 mm
N# 317087
10 centimes - Grande Pension des Archives - Paris [75]

Trade tokens › Local administration token
Brass • 3.75 g • ⌀ 27 mm
El Mon.# G245.2, N# 329178

France • Taxation tokens

Dog Tax Token (Chalon sur Saone)
1920

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Brass • 4.7 g • ⌀ 27 mm
N# 145142
Dog Tax Token (Langres)
1925

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Brass • 5.4 g • 31 mm
N# 125088
50 centimes - Ville de Molsheim

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Brass • 4.65 g • ⌀ 27 mm
N# 302123
Dog Tax Token - Le Bon Accueil (Gennevilliers)

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Brass • 4.2 g • ⌀ 25.4 mm
N# 321070
Jeton - Taxe sur les chiens - Brignoles (83)

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Bronze • 12.95 g • ⌀ 30 mm
N# 345835
Jeton - Taxe sur les chiens - Knutange (57)

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Brass • ⌀ 25.5 mm
N# 303024
Token - Refuge de Gennevilliers

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Brass • 6 g • ⌀ 29 mm
N# 145214
Available for swap Token - S.P.A. 39 Bo Berthier Paris (17e)

Trade tokens › Taxation token
⌀ 25 mm
N# 130536
Token - SPA France

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Brass • 8.35 g • ⌀ 29.5 mm
N# 177294
Tramways de Nantes - Service de l'Octroi [44]

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Nickel-zinc • 9.29 g • ⌀ 34.7 mm
N# 69859
Token - Service Municipal (Aix-en-Provence)
1909-1910

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Nickel plated brass (non-magnetic) • 5.1 g • ⌀ 27.2 mm
N# 321067
Token - Service Municipal (Aix-en-Provence)
1912

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Nickel plated brass (non-magnetic) • 6.7 g • ⌀ 27.5 mm
N# 321068
Available for swap VILLE D'AMIENS 1929
1929

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Aluminium • 3 g
N# 71174
Octroi de la ville de Lyon

Trade tokens › Taxation token
Copper • ⌀ 26.8 mm
N# 296922

France • Wage tokens

1 Centime - G & N - Lille [59]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Brass • 2.1 g • ⌀ 19.5 mm
El Mon.# 90.1, N# 28603
5 Centimes - Crepy-en-Valois (Oise)

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium-bronze • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# 10.1, N# 147132
5 Centimes - Etablissements Peugeot (Valentigney)

Trade tokens › Wage token
Nickel-steel • 5.2 g • ⌀ 25.2 mm
El Mon.# 10.1, N# 25876
5 Centimes - Compagnie de Fives-Lille - Givors [69]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Brass • 3.3 g • ⌀ 19 mm
El Mon.# 15.3, N# 28537
5 Centimes - E.C.F.M Usine à gaz Gennevilliers 92

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • ⌀ 26 mm
El Mon.# 20.1, N# 20074
5 Centimes Perret Frères et Olivier - Sain-Bel [69]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Brass • 1.5 g • ⌀ 17.5 mm
El Mon.# 20.1, N# 25861
5 Centimes - Etablissements Jacob Holtzer Unieux [42]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 1.5 g • ⌀ 26.4 mm
El Mon.# 45.9, N# 25870
Available for swap 5 Centimes Société Coopérative des Usines Renault - Boulogne-Billancourt [92]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 1.5 g • ⌀ 26 mm
El Mon.# 50.1, N# 23380
5 Centimes - Cantine des Téléphones (61 rue des Archives; Paris)

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 1.1 g • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# 526.1, N# 29074
5 Centimes - Société Parisienne de Confection - Paris [75]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 1.15 g • ⌀ 24 mm
El Mon.# S195.3, N# 35148
5 Centimes Ste Tech. et Ind. d'Entreprises - Paris [75]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 0.9 g • ⌀ 21.1 mm
El Mon.# S230.1, N# 29480
5 Centimes - Hôtel Economat (Aciéries de Longwy)
1883

Trade tokens › Wage token
Brass • 2.65 g • ⌀ 20.2 mm
El Mon.# 10.1, N# 167357
5 C Etablissement de la Risle Pont-Audemer 27
1921

Trade tokens › Wage token
Zinc • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# 10.1, N# 19038
10 Centimes - Etablissements Peugeot (Valentigney)

Trade tokens › Wage token
(nickel-iron) • 7.22 g • ⌀ 30 mm
El Mon.# 10.2, N# 38769
10 Centimes - S A des bains de mer du Grau du roi (30)

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 18 mm
El Mon.# 10.2, N# 34717
10 Centimes - Cantinier Forster - Alès [30]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Nickel silver • 2.5 g • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# 15.1, N# 73548
10 Centimes - Manufacture de Chapeaux Brun Jne - Bort-les-Orgues [19]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Brass • 4.8 g • ⌀ 25.5 mm
El Mon.# 15.2, N# 30747
10 Centimes Perret Frères et Olivier - Sain-Bel [69]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Brass • 3.15 g • ⌀ 22 mm
El Mon.# 20.2, N# 41730
10 Centimes - Renault - Boulogne-Billancourt [92]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 2 g • ⌀ 30 mm
El Mon.# 45.2, N# 28460
Available for swap 10 Centimes Etablissements Jacob Holtzer Unieux [42]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 1.5 g • ⌀ 30.1 mm
El Mon.# 45.6, N# 25871
10 Centimes Société Coopérative des Usines Renault - Boulogne-Billancourt [92]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 1.9 g • ⌀ 30 mm
El Mon.# 50.2, N# 28462
10 Centimes - C.F.T.H. - Compagnie Française Thomson Houston - Paris [75]

Trade tokens › Wage token
Copper • 3.5 g • ⌀ 26 mm
El Mon.# C670.2, N# 29092
10 Centimes SAINT VAAST LA HOUGUE 50
(1803-1827)

Trade tokens › Wage token
Copper • ⌀ 23.5 mm
El Mon.# 10.2, N# 18969
Available for swap 10 Centimes (Vichy)
1920-1923

Trade tokens › Wage token
Aluminium • 1.15 g • ⌀ 23 mm
El Mon.# 50.3 (1920), El Mon.# 50.6 (1922), El Mon.# 50.9 (1923), N# 8902

The Numista referee for exonumia of this issuer is PLH28.

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