Coins from the Department of Marne

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 › Marne, Department of › Châlons-sur-Marne, Commune of • Franc (1795-1959)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Centimes
1920

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 0.97 g • 19 × 19 mm
El Mon.# 15.1, N# 33844
10 Centimes
1920

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# 15.2, N# 23383
25 Centimes
1920

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 1.30 g • 23 × 23 mm
El Mon.# 15.3, N# 33845

France › French notgeld › Marne, Department of › Épernay, Commune of • Franc (1795-1959)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

Available for swap 5 Centimes
1922

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 1 g • ⌀ 19 mm
El Mon.# 10.1, N# 16133
5 Centimes - Union des Commerçants Détaillants - Epernay [51] (Brass)
1922

Non-circulating coin
Brass • 2.89 g • ⌀ 19 mm
El Mon.# 10.4, N# 43716
Available for swap 10 Centimes
1922

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 1.2 g • ⌀ 21.4 mm
El Mon.# 10.2, N# 22950
Available for swap 25 Centimes
1922

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 2.1 g • ⌀ 27 mm
El Mon.# 10.3, N# 20040
25 Centimes - Union des Commerçants Détaillants - Épernay [51] (Brass)
1922

Non-circulating coin
Brass • 6.64 g • ⌀ 27 mm
El Mon.# 10.6, N# 387430

France › French notgeld › Marne, Department of › Sainte-Menehould, Commune of • Franc (1795-1959)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

25 Centimes (Saint-Menehould, UCM)
ND

Standard circulation coin
Nickel plated zinc • 2.4 g • ⌀ 23 mm
El Mon.# 10.1, N# 20453
50 Centimes - Saint Menehould (51)
ND

Standard circulation coin
Nickel plated zinc • 2.18 g • ⌀ 21.5 mm
El Mon.# 10.2, N# 285645
1 Franc - Saint Menehould (51)
ND

Standard circulation coin
Nickel plated zinc • 2 g • ⌀ 23 mm
El Mon.# 10.3, N# 285650

France › French notgeld › Marne, Department of › Sézanne, Commune of • Franc (1795-1959)

100 Centimes = 1 Franc

5 Centimes
1922

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 0.89 g • ⌀ 19 mm
El Mon.# 10.1, N# 35150
10 Centimes - Union Commerciale et Industrielle - Sézanne [51] (Brass)
1922

Non-circulating coin
Brass • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# –, N# 44532
10 Centimes
1922

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 1.1 g • ⌀ 21 mm
El Mon.# 10.2, N# 35151
Available for swap 25 Centimes
1922

Standard circulation coin
Aluminium • 2 g • ⌀ 27 mm
El Mon.# 10.3, N# 29924

The Numista referee for coins of this issuer is abidbol.

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