Societe Cooperative 50 francs, 4 countermarks

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  1. SRSNUM

    SRSNUM Member

    Unable to find the item below. Any history of it or value to it?

    Obv:

    SOCIETE COOPERATIVE
    contr.
    -1951-

    50
    contr.
    -1951-
    THAON LES VOSGES

    The counterstamped "contr.-1951-" is incused in both instances. There appears to be a is a large incused 'C'(referring to Centimes?) in contact with 'PER' of 'COOPERATIVE' (See obverse image).

    Rev:

    BON
    POUR
    CINQUANTE
    FRANCS
    Contr.
    -1951-
    All devices of reverse, including the counterstamp are incused.

    Wt.-26.85 grams
    Dia.-40mm
    Metal appears to be copper-nickel.

    france50francstokenxstamped1951obv.jpg

    france50francstokenxstamped1951rev.jpg







     
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  3. The Eidolon

    The Eidolon Well-Known Member

    Interesting. Numista has a similarly counterstamped one for 5 francs.
    They call it 5 centimes, but I think that may be an error, as it would have
    been 5 old francs when made. Looks like some sort of commune (=municipal
    district) which issued its own token money from 1914-1931?

    Edit: here's a 50 francs for sale for $25 US

    And here's a page with several other tokens pictured and what looks like
    a history of the commune in French (which I don't speak, alas).
     
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