Banknote Index


Country France
Authority Commune Revolutionnaire
Currency Franc
Denomination 1
Issue Start Date 1851 or 1852
Type Contribution Voucher
Material Paper
Description Front four circular motifs at four corners, above left showing armour and cap of Liberty, above right showing drum and globe, lower left showing farming tools, lower right showing wheat and fruit; motif of handshake, lower centre; border of acorn branches.
Description Back Extract of an address to the public by the members of the Revolutionary Committee: Felix Pyat, Caussidiere & Boichot.

Handstamp on upper left (or upper right) hand side meant that this voucher was considered authentic.
Comments Issued in London by a committee dedicated to overthrow the authoritarian government of Louis Napoleon Bonaparte and the ascendancy of the "Second Empire".

French exiles in London issued these contribution vouchers to finance the campaign against the French state.

The movement was heavily suppressed and this note appeared in evidence in a court case against the so-called conspirators of the Commune Revolutionnaire in 1851 or 1852.

A similar example to the one pictured here resides in the British Museum.
Source Paul Neumann
BNI Banknote Id 83081

Catalog & Valuation Details

SourceCatalog # / ReferenceValueDate of ValueComments
British Museum Museum number 1984,0605.1989   see website 
CGB Bulletin Numismatique 142  May 2015 page 37 
France, 1 Franc, Museum number 1984,0605.1989, 142