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fnc_650798 - CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE NICE ET DES ALPES MARITIMES 5 Centimes Nice

CHAMBRE DE COMMERCE DE NICE ET DES ALPES MARITIMES 5 Centimes AU
5.00 €(Approx. 6.05$ | 4.30£)
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Type : 5 Centimes
Date: 1920
Mint name / Town : Nice
Metal : aluminium
Diameter : 19 mm
Orientation dies : 6 h.
Weight : 0,94 g.
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient de la collection G. BOHELAY

Obverse


Obverse legend : CHAMBRE.DE.COMMERCE.DE.NICE / & DES/ALPES / MARI/TIMES.
Obverse description : Au centre, un caducée surmonté du pétase ailé de Mercure. De chaque côté en haut du caducée, deux branches. Sous la titulature, l’année 1920 coupée en deux par le pied du caducée..

Reverse


Reverse description : Dans la partie haute, sur deux lignes : 5 / CENTIMES. . En dessous, une branche de d’oranger portant des fruits. Sous la branche, le nom et la ville du graveur : THEVENON PARIS..

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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