Exonumia 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 › Basses-Pyrénées, Department of › Pau, Commune of • Business tokens

Available for swap 10 Centimes - O. Michelet (Pau)

Trade tokens › Business token
Aluminium • 1.1 g • ⌀ 23 mm
El Mon.# 50.2
Available for swap 10 Centimes - HENRIC LOU BIARNES - Pau [64]
1920

Trade tokens › Business token
Iron • 4.2 g • ⌀ 25.4 mm
El Mon.# 10.2

France › French Notgeld › Gironde, Department of › Bordeaux, Commune of • Business tokens

10 Centimes - Nouvelles galeries (Bordeaux)

Trade tokens › Business token
Copper • 3.07 g • ⌀ 24 mm
El Mon.# 160.5

France › French Notgeld › Hérault, Department of › Béziers, Commune of • Co-operative tokens

Available for swap 5 Centimes - La fraternelle (Ville de Béziers)

Trade tokens › Co-operative token
Brass • 2.6 g • ⌀ 23 mm
El Mon.# 10.1
10 Centimes - Syndicat des Limonadiers - Béziers [34]

Trade tokens › Co-operative token
Brass • 5.05 g • ⌀ 30 mm
El Mon.# 75.2

France › French Notgeld › Meurthe-et-Moselle, Department of › Nancy, Commune of • Event medals

Medal - Exposition Internationale, Nancy 1909
1909

Commemorative medals › Event medal: Exposition Internationale de l'Est de la France
Bronze • 60 g • ⌀ 50 mm

France › French Notgeld › Pas-de-Calais, Department of › Calais, Commune of • Food ration tokens

Available for swap Soupe Ville de Calais

Ration tokens › Food ration token
Aluminium • 0.98 g • ⌀ 24 mm

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