Philippe Simon's Collection
FRANCE / FRANKREICH / ФРАНЦИЯ

Monnaie de nécessité - France (1914–27)

Billets de Nécessité and other Emergency notes were issued in Europe - predominantly in France, during and after World War One from about 1914 and up to the early 1920's, they were used in towns and regions in place of coins which during wartime became scarce as the metal was needed for industry, their use buy and large became redundant by the mid 1920's as the economies began to recover following the privations of Wartime. On most of them there was an issue date with details of the date and time they could be re exchanged for regular currency issued by the Banque de France or other Central Bank.

Deux - Sevres (79) 50 Centimes 10/07/1916 - 2ème Edition s.no: 471,132 grade: XF+ cat: JP.6 added: 54 months ago
Ville de Laval & de la Mayenne (53) 50 Centimes ND / 1920 series: SX s.no: 20947 grade: VF+ cat: JP.3 added: 54 months ago
Ville de Laval & de la Mayenne (53) 1 Franc ND / 1920 series: SD s.no: 31945 grade: VF+ cat: JP.5 comment: Front : Arms & Heraldry Back : The mayenne river and the castle of Laval - Renaissance work, the construction of which began in 1542. added: 54 months ago
Ville d'Orléans - Loiret (45) 1 Franc 02/04/1916 - 2ème Emission s.no: 017528 grade: aUNC cat: JP.12 added: 54 months ago
Ville de Paris (75) 1 Franc 10/03/1914 series: S A.32 s.no: 0,050,678 grade: aUNC cat: JP.23 added: 54 months ago
Ville de Poitiers et de la Vienne (86) 50 Centimes 01/10/1915 series: E grade: XF+ cat: JP.1 added: 54 months ago
Ville de Poitiers et de la Vienne (86) 50 Centimes 01/07/1917 series: D2 grade: aUNC cat: JP.8 added: 54 months ago
Villes de Quimper & de Brest (29) 50 Centimes ND/1918 series: D s.no: 488483 grade: VF added: 54 months ago
Villes de Quimper & de Brest (29) 1 Franc ND / 1915 series: A s.no: 612643 grade: XF+ cat: JP.104-02 added: 54 months ago
Villes de Rennes & de Saint Malo (35) 50 Centimes 28/08/1918 s.no: 356289 grade: x cat: JP.1 added: 54 months ago
Ville de Saint-Brieux (22) 1 Franc UNK ? s.no: 618068 grade: aUNC cat: JP.6 added: 54 months ago