King's Own Royal Regiment Museum
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First World War
Second World War
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Collections - Coins, Currency & Money
First World War - Allied - French, Belgian, Greek
Chamber of Commerce and Town issued small denomination notes.
In 1914 French coinage was being hoarded for its metal content and merchants were unable to process small transactions. Local towns and chambers of commerce produced small denomination notes throughout France as the war continued. Those which survive in the collections of British soldiers usually relate only to the Western Front area.
Only a proportion of our collections are on display at anyone time. Certain items are on loan for display in other institutions. An appointment is required to consult any of our collections which are held in store.
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