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E-auction 574-521047 - fnc_917377 - CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE 5 Centimes Chambre de commerce d’Amiens Amiens

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE 5 Centimes Chambre de commerce d’Amiens VF
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NO BUYER'S FEE.
Estimate : 8 €
Price : 1 €
Maximum bid : 4 €
End of the sale : 15 April 2024 20:17:00
bidders : 1 bidder
Type : 5 Centimes Chambre de commerce d’Amiens
Date: 1921
Mint name / Town : Amiens
Metal : aluminium
Diameter : 21 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 1,17 g.
Catalogue references :

Obverse


Obverse legend : THEVENON 1921.
Obverse description : Au centre, le blason de la ville d’Amiens représentant dans sa partie haute des fleurs de lys et dans sa partie basse un lierre. Il est cerné de chaque côté par deux licornes dressées se faisant face, et surmonté par une couronne aux quatre tours sur laquelle est inscrit le nom de la ville : AMIENS. Sous le blason, l’année 1921. L’ensemble est inclus dans un grènetis..

Reverse


Reverse legend : . CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE . // AMIENS.
Reverse description : Au centre, dans un grènetis : 5c/. Sous la valeur faciale, le nom du graveur : THEVENON. L’ensemble est inclus dans un second grènetis..

Historical background


CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE / CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE

At the end of the war of 14-18, there is no more money. Cities and Chambers of Commerce which already had the right to issue banknotes, in particular in the occupied zone, will have the possibility of circulating emergency banknotes which help monetary circulation. This type of official coin responds to the same request. It does not bear the words REPUBLIQUE FRANÇAISE or LIBERTE EGALITE FRATERNITE, but "CHAMBRES DE COMMERCE" followed by the name of the town or region. Despite the will of the authorities, these coins could never be minted in silver, the majority being in aluminum.

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