Coins from France (notgeld)

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.

See also: France

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France › French Notgeld • Franc (notgeld, 1914-1931)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Available for swap 5 Centimes - Caisse de Famille

Token
Brass • 2.3 g • ⌀ 21.2 mm
El Mon.# 10.1
5 Centimes - Dépôt de prisonniers de Sédières
(1914-1918)

Token
Copper • 2.6 g • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# 10.1
10 Centimes - Conserves Gargantua (Lorient)

Token
Aluminium • 1.78 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 62
10 Cents - N.C.O. Club (Dreux)

Token
Brass • ⌀ 18 mm
El Mil.# nr page 321
10 Centimes - J.Paillous (Pau)

Token
Aluminium • ⌀ 23 mm
El Mon.# 55.1
10 Pfennig - Festungs-Feuerwehr (Thionville)
(1917)

Token
Zinc • ⌀ 20.5 mm
El Mon.# 20.2 page 494, Marchand# 40.2 page 87
25 Centimes - Nouveautés Turlotte (Bruay-en-Artois)

Token
Aluminium • ⌀ 25 mm
El Mon.# 20.3
25 Centimes (Calaisis)
1920

Token
Brass • 1.9 g • ⌀ 22.5 mm
El Mon.# 10.3
50 Centimes - Caisse de Famille

Token
Nickel silver • 1.7 g • ⌀ 18.6 mm
El Mon.# 10.4
6 Francs - François Viale (Nice)

Token
Aluminium • 1.59 g • ⌀ 27 mm
El Mon.# 203...nr

France › French Notgeld • Stamp coins

5 Centimes - Manufacture Haguenauer

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# nr
5 Centimes - Anisette Marie Brizard

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 49
5 Centimes - Cafés Campinas

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 54
5 Centimes - Chaussures André

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 56
5 Centimes - Cresca

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# 62
5 Centimes - Gargantua

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 62
5 Centimes - Aux dames de France

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 66
5 Centimes - Botot

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 66
5 Centimes - Savon Dentifrice De Botot

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 66
5 Centimes - Dentifrices Bénédictins

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 67
5 Centimes - Argentan

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 78
5 Centimes - F. Massart

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 79
5 Centimes - F. Massart - Béton armé carrelage

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 79
Available for swap 5 Centimes - Nouvelles galeries

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 81
5 Centimes - Pilules Pink (Paris)

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 85
5 Centimes - Maison de Paris

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 89
5 Centimes (Société Générale)

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# pages 90/91
Available for swap 5 Centimes (Crédit lyonnais)
1920

Token
Aluminium • 1.0 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# pages 63/64
5 Centimes (Crédit lyonnais)
1920

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# pages 63/64
10 Centimes - Agglomérés Reneaux (Paris)

Token
Aluminium • ⌀ 33.00 mm
BROU# page 48
Available for swap 10 Centimes (Banque Charpentier & Cie)

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 51
10 Centimes - Chocolat François

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 58
10 Centimes - Savon Dentifrice De Botot

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 66
Available for swap 10 Centimes - 6 Fils JTPF (Lille)

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 68
10 Centimes - Huileries & Savonneries Modernes

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 73
10 Centimes (Société Générale)

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# pages 90/91
Available for swap 10 Centimes (Crédit lyonnais)
1920

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# pages 63/64
15 Centimes - A la dame blanche

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 65
25 Centimes - Crédit Français

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 63
25 Centimes - Savon Dentifrice De Botot

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 66
25 Centimes (Société Générale)

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 90/91
25 Centimes (Crédit lyonnais)
1920

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 33 mm
BROU# page 63/64

France › French Notgeld › Ain, Department of › Bourg-en-Bresse, Commune of • Franc (notgeld, 1914-1931)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Centimes - 23° Régiment d'Infanterie - Bourg-en-Bresse (01)

Token
Brass • ⌀ 17.5 mm
El Mon.# 20.1, El Mil.# 10.1

France › French Notgeld › Ain, Department of › Gex, Commune of • Franc (notgeld, 1914-1931)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Available for swap 5 Centimes
1919

Token
Aluminium • 0.90 g • ⌀ 20 mm
El Mon.# 10.1
Available for swap 10 Centimes
1919

Token
Aluminium • 1.09 g • ⌀ 23.5 mm
El Mon.# 10.2
Available for swap 25 Centimes
1923

Token
Aluminium • ⌀ 22 mm
El Mon.# 10.3

France › French Notgeld › Ain, Department of › Oyonnaux and Bellegarde, Communes of • Franc (notgeld, 1914-1931)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Centimes - Unions commerciales

Token
Aluminium • 0.89 g • ⌀ 19.8 mm
El Mon.# 10.1
10 Centimes

Token
Aluminium • 1.07 g • ⌀ 20.5 mm
El Mon.# 10.2
25 Centimes

Token
Aluminium • 1.2 g • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# 10.3

France › French Notgeld › Aisne, Department of • Franc (notgeld, 1914-1931)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Centimes - Union Commerciale (Crecy sur serre)

Token
Aluminium • 0.95 g • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# 10.1

Numista referee for coins of this issuer is Kreutzer67.

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