|Issue Start Date||1851 or 1852|
|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.
|BNI Banknote Id||83081|
Catalog & Valuation Details
|Source||Catalog # / Reference||Value||Date of Value||Comments|
|British Museum||Museum number 1984,0605.1989||see website|
|CGB Bulletin Numismatique||142||May 2015||page 37|