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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

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

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25 Centimes - Chambre de commerce du Tréport
(1915-1920)
Local banknote
90 × 58 mm
JP# 071.04/08/12/16/20/23/27/31/35/39/40/41/46/47
50 centimes - Chambre de Commerce de Lure [70]
1915-1921
Local banknote
54 × 90 mm
JP# 076.01/02/03/04/05/13/14/18/19/24/25/32/33/36/41/42
50 Centimes - Town of Mulhouse [68]
1918
Local banknote
JP# 132.01/03
1 Franc - Town of Mulhouse [68]
1918
Local banknote
JP# 132.02

France › French Notgeld › Montluçon and Gannat, Communes of • Franc (notgeld, 1914-1931)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

50 centimes - Chambres de Commerce de Belfort
1917-1918
Local banknote
53 × 89 mm
JP# 023.26/34/35/36/41/42/43
1 Franc - Chambres de Commerce de Belfort
1915-1916
Local banknote
61 × 94 mm
JP# 023.09/10/11/12/13/14/15/16/21/22/23/24/25

France › French Notgeld › Caen and Honfleur, Communes of • Franc (notgeld, 1914-1931)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

1 franc - Chambre de Commerce de Dijon (4e série)
1915-1919
Local banknote
66 × 97 mm
JP# 053.04/05/06/09/14/15/16/20/21/22

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

50 centimes - Chambres de Commerce de Périgueux
1917-1920
Local banknote
93 × 59 mm
JP# 098.22/25

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

50 centimes - Chambre de Commerce de Valence et de la Drome
1915
Local banknote
90 × 56 mm
JP# 127.01/02/05/06

France › French Notgeld › Quimper and Brest, Communes of • Franc (notgeld, 1914-1931)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

50 centimes - Chambres de Commerce de Quimper et de Brest (29)
1915-1922
Local banknote
105 × 66 mm
JP# 104.01/04/07/10/13/16/19/22
2 Francs Chambres de Commerce de Quimper et Brest
1915-1922
Local banknote
75 × 106 mm
JP# 104.03/06/09/12/15/18/21/24

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

50 centimes - Chambres de Commerce de Bordeaux
1921
Local banknote
76 × 56 mm
JP# 030.28/29
1 Franc - Chambres de Commerce de Bordeaux
1921
Local banknote
59 × 91 mm
JP# 030.30/31/32/33
2 Francs - Chambres de Commerce de Bordeaux
1917-1920
Local banknote
62 × 94 mm
JP# 030.23/27

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

50 Centimes - Colmar
1918
Local banknote
JP# 130.01/02/05

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Numista referee for banknotes of this issuer is Arendil, Eagle68.

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