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fnc_647273 - CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE BAYONNE 50 Centimes Bayonne

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE BAYONNE 50 Centimes AU
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Price : 6.00 €
Type : 50 Centimes
Date: 1920
Mint name / Town : Bayonne
Metal : aluminium
Diameter : 24,5 mm
Orientation dies : 12 h.
Weight : 1,35 g.
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection G. BOHELAY

Obverse


Obverse legend : CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE BAYONNE.
Obverse description : Un trois mats est accosté au port. En dessous, sur deux lignes : VIGENT FIDE / 1920..

Reverse


Reverse legend : . CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE . // BAYONNE.
Reverse description : Au centre, dans un grènetis : 50c/.. Sous la valeur faciale, le long du grènetis, le nom du graveur : J.BORY.

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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