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Banknotes 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

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

50 centimes - Chambre de Commerce d'Avignon [84]
1916-1920

Local banknote
85 × 46 mm
JP# 010.07/08/09/10/11/15
Available for swap
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 - Chambres de Commerce de Rennes et de St Malo [35]
1915-1922

114 × 70 mm
JP# 105.01/02/06/08/10/13/14/17/19/21/23/25
50 centimes - Chambre de Commerce des CÔTES DU NORD [22]
1918

Local banknote
62 × 115 mm
JP# 111.01/02/03/04/05/11/13/14/17/19
1 Franc - Ville de Metz [57]
1918

Local banknote
JP# 131.04/05
25 Centimes - Ville de Saint-Quentin
1914

Local banknote
108 × 63 mm
JP1418# 02-2028

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

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
50 centimes - Chambres de Commerce de Belfort
1917-1918

Local banknote
53 × 89 mm
JP# 023.26/34/35/36/41/42/43

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

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

France › French Notgeld › Côte-d'Or, Department of › 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

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

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