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French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« on: July 12, 2018, 10:40:43 AM »
Some examples.
The Napoleon piece is very odd! ;D
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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2018, 11:02:50 AM »
The top one is charming. I read NAPOLEON III   IMPERATUR (sic!) and (...) REPUBLICA (?) PERDANT (...) I wonder if it is one of the Sedan satyrical pieces, this one intending to look like a faux gold piece.

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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2018, 11:07:15 AM »
The set of three is clearly based on the coin introduced in 1950. The look like accessories of a board game.

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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2018, 11:08:57 AM »
The remaining one is a bit mysterious in that while the cock is a very French symbol, the denomination side looks quite Swiss to me.

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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2018, 11:09:39 AM »
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR
It's a bit weird but it is REPUBLICA PERUANA LIMA on the reverse :-\
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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2018, 11:13:47 AM »
The set of three is clearly based on the coin introduced in 1950. The look like accessories of a board game.

Peter

They come from POSTE DES ENFANTS
See http://collections-timbres-cartes-postales.blogspot.com/2015/03/blog-post.html
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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #6 on: July 12, 2018, 11:29:53 AM »
NAPOLEON EMPEREUR
It's a bit weird but it is REPUBLICA PERUANA LIMA on the reverse

That helped quite a lot. The denominations depend on the size of the coin, but one side is obviously based on a French coin, the other side is based on a coin struck in Lima with date 1841 and assayer MB (note the sun, rather than a wreath atop the arms, though). It is a "magician's coin". The magician shows the public one side, detracts attention and tuns the coin around, turning it into a "foreign" coin or vice versa. Can also be used by humorists and political commentators.

I have seen some combining a US Morgan dollar with a reverse of a Latin American coin, a much more logical combination. This French version may have been inspired by a US example.

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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2018, 02:28:33 PM »
Euros
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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2018, 02:31:07 PM »
Some Smoby euros
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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2018, 02:33:53 PM »
Centimes and Francs 1960
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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #10 on: July 14, 2018, 10:36:32 AM »
I think the complete set here.  Dated 2002.  No makers mark that I can see :-\
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Re: French play money - Banque des enfants and others
« Reply #11 on: July 14, 2018, 11:54:59 AM »
To a foreign eye this looks good enough to spend!
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