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Re: French public transportation tokens
« Reply #60 on: December 16, 2015, 06:25:21 AM »
On the British coins they would be die numbers, perhaps these serve the same purpose.  ???

Yes, I think you're right Mal.
One member of the French forum agrees.
Given the material, Aluminium, the numbers aren't going to be visible long even with a limited lifespan by date.
So, the number must have had meaning early in it's lifetime. 
Say you have 100 dies, all bashing out thousands of these.  How do you recognise which specific die needs replacing?
I think the line numbers idea is just a coincidence.  And somehow entered tokenlore.
But why does my example have a dodgy number?  A replacement perhaps for die 20?
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Re: French public transportation tokens
« Reply #61 on: May 21, 2016, 10:39:40 AM »
There is a new edition from the ACJM coming......
JETONS MONNAIE FRANCAIS de TRANSPORT Bernard Carruesco  ;D
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Re: French public transportation tokens
« Reply #62 on: June 09, 2016, 12:57:04 PM »
Here is a copy of a post from the Transportation token collectors group on Facebook, while not directly concerning the above token it could suggest an alternative explanation for the number.

1921 Paris, France, public transport token.
Note, under the tram car, the number 54. Roland Elie writes that these were tramway lines as follows from a 1923 reference guide. 1-6, 8-26, 28-31, 35-45, 48-55, 58-60, 62-66, 69-79, 81-97, 99-101, 1-3-105, 107-114, 116-127. Also known, 27, 56 and 57.


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Re: French public transportation tokens
« Reply #63 on: June 09, 2016, 04:48:10 PM »
Elie must be wrong I have a 57! ;D
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Re: French public transportation tokens
« Reply #64 on: June 09, 2016, 05:16:44 PM »
"Also known, 27, 56 and 57. "
Elie also knew of number 57. He surmised that it existed in 1921, but was closed before the 1923 reference guide publication.

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Re: French public transportation tokens
« Reply #65 on: June 09, 2016, 06:23:53 PM »
And for three exceptions to the rule he surmised that there wasn't an earlier guide?
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Re: French public transportation tokens
« Reply #66 on: December 02, 2017, 06:21:17 PM »
Re TCRP 25c tokens - I have now seen 12, 21, 27, 35 44, 57, 74 on this piece.
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