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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.
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France › French Notgeld • France - Merchandise Tokens

10 Centimes - Mercerie Lyonnaise (Montpellier)

Token
Aluminium • 1.64 g • ⌀ 25 mm
El Mon.# 330.2

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

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 • ⌀ 1 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

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