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Coins from France (notgeld)

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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. Read more

See also: France - Modern

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Franc (notgeld, 1914-1931)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Centimes (Crecy en Brie) – obverse
5 Centimes (Crecy en Brie) – reverse
5 Centimes (Crecy en Brie)

Token
Zinc • 2.2 g • ⌀ 25 mm
El# 10.1
5 centimes Fourneau Economique TOUL (54) – obverse
5 centimes Fourneau Economique TOUL (54) – reverse
5 centimes Fourneau Economique TOUL (54)

Token
Brass • ⌀ 23 mm
El# 10.1
5 Centimes (Lespignan) – obverse
5 Centimes (Lespignan) – reverse
5 Centimes (Lespignan)

Token
Zinc • ⌀ 21 mm
El# 15.1
5 Centimes (Epernay) – obverse
5 Centimes (Epernay) – reverse
5 Centimes (Epernay)

Token
Brass • 2.2 g • ⌀ 21.7 mm
El# 50.1
5 Centimes - Caisse de Famille - Lons-le-Saulnier [39] – obverse
5 Centimes - Caisse de Famille - Lons-le-Saulnier [39] – reverse
5 Centimes - Caisse de Famille - Lons-le-Saulnier [39]

Token
Brass • 2.3 g • ⌀ 21.2 mm
5 Centimes - Chambres de Commerce (de l'Herault) – obverse
5 Centimes - Chambres de Commerce (de l'Herault) – reverse
5 Centimes - Chambres de Commerce (de l'Herault)

Token
Zinc • 2.96 g • ⌀ 21 mm
5 Centimes - Mairie de Laroque d'Olmes - Ariége [09] – obverse
5 Centimes - Mairie de Laroque d'Olmes - Ariége [09] – reverse
5 Centimes - Mairie de Laroque d'Olmes - Ariége [09]

Token
Aluminium • 0.6 g • ⌀ 18.9 mm
5 Centimes - Union des Commercants de Barbaira [11] – obverse
5 Centimes - Union des Commercants de Barbaira [11] – reverse
5 Centimes - Union des Commercants de Barbaira [11]

Token
Aluminium • 0.9 g • ⌀ 21.4 mm
5 Centimes - Vanves 92 (Comité Municipal d'Approvisionnement) – obverse
5 Centimes - Vanves 92 (Comité Municipal d'Approvisionnement) – reverse
5 Centimes - Vanves 92 (Comité Municipal d'Approvisionnement)

Token
Aluminium • 0.8 g • ⌀ 19 mm
5 Centimes (Gournay-en-Bray) – obverse
5 Centimes (Gournay-en-Bray) – reverse
5 Centimes (Gournay-en-Bray)

Token
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 19 mm
5 Centimes (Hérault) – obverse
5 Centimes (Hérault) – reverse
5 Centimes (Hérault)

Token
Aluminium • ⌀ 21 mm
5 Centimes (Hérault) – obverse
5 Centimes (Hérault) – reverse
5 Centimes (Hérault)

Token
Zinc • ⌀ 21 mm
5 Centimes (Hérault) – obverse
5 Centimes (Hérault) – reverse
5 Centimes (Hérault)

Token
Brass • ⌀ 21 mm
5 Centimes (La Rochelle) – obverse
5 Centimes (La Rochelle) – reverse
5 Centimes (La Rochelle)

Token
Aluminium • 0.80 g • ⌀ 18.5 mm
5 Centimes (Malakoff) – obverse
5 Centimes (Malakoff) – reverse
5 Centimes (Malakoff)

Token
Aluminium • 0.9 g • ⌀ 19 mm
5 Centimes (Saint André de l'Eure) – obverse
5 Centimes (Saint André de l'Eure) – reverse
5 Centimes (Saint André de l'Eure)

Aluminium • 1.1 g • ⌀ 21 mm
5 Centimes (Saint-Germain-en-Laye) – obverse
5 Centimes (Saint-Germain-en-Laye) – reverse
5 Centimes (Saint-Germain-en-Laye)

Token
Aluminium • 0.79 g • ⌀ 21.4 mm
5 Centimes (Thiviers) – obverse
5 Centimes (Thiviers) – reverse
5 Centimes (Thiviers)

Token
Aluminium • 1.4 g • ⌀ 26 mm
5 Centimes (Vigan) – obverse
5 Centimes (Vigan) – reverse
5 Centimes (Vigan)

Token
Aluminium • ⌀ 20 mm

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