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fnc_647259 - CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE BAYONNE 5 Centimes Bayonne

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE BAYONNE 5 Centimes VF
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Price : 2.00 €
Type : 5 Centimes
Date: 1917
Mint name / Town : Bayonne
Metal : iron
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 2,4 g.
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection G. BOHELAY

Obverse


Obverse legend : CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE.
Obverse description : Au centre, un trois mats. En dessous, sur deux lignes : BAYONNE / 1917..

Reverse


Reverse legend : REMBOURSABLE / AVANT 1922.
Reverse description : Au centre : 5c/-.

Commentary


Variété petit 5..

Historical background


CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

At the end of the war of 14-18, there is more money. Cities and Chambers of Commerce already had the right to issue banknotes, particularly in the occupied zone will be able to circulate currencies need to help the circulation of money. This type of official document responds to the same request. It does not mention the FRENCH REPUBLIC or Liberte Egalite Fraternite, but "CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE" followed by the name of the city or region. Despite the willingness of the authorities, these pieces could never be minted in silver, the majority of aluminum.

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