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Live auction - fnc_650369 - CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE MARSEILLE ESSAI 10 Centimes Marseille

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE MARSEILLE ESSAI 10 Centimes XF
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Estimate : 500 €
Price : no bid
Maximum bid : no bid
End of the sale : 07 June 2022 20:34:16
Type : ESSAI 10 Centimes
Date: 1916
Mint name / Town : Marseille
Metal : zinc
Diameter : 20 mm
Orientation dies : 5 h.
Weight : 2,56 g.
Rarity : R3
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection G. BOHELAY

Obverse


Obverse legend : AA CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE MARSEILLE (TRIANGLE).
Obverse description : Au centre, le blason de la ville de Marseille représentant une croix d’azur, symbole de l’embarquement des croisés vers la Terre Sainte. Le blason est surmonté d’une couronne. En dessous, dans une banderole, le nom latin de la ville : “MASSILIA CIVITAS”. Derrière le blason et ressortant vers la gauche : une corne d’abondance ; ressortant vers la droite, le trident de Neptune. En médaillon au-dessus de l’ensemble, le buste de Mercure regard vers la gauche ; à sa gauche, le nom latin da la Gaule : GALLIA ; à sa droite, l’année : 1916..

Reverse


Reverse description : Au centre, sur trois lignes : 1918 / 10 / CENTIMES..

Commentary


Second exemplaire en vente.

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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