Lot 153 of 377:
Intimations of the Terror, 1793  

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Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
Uncut full sheet of 20 French 50 Sols Assignats - L'an 2me de la République

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38x51 cm (15x19¾"). "La Loi punit de mort le contrefacteur".

Assignats were paper money issued by the Constituent Assembly in France from 1789 to 1796, during the French Revolution, to address imminent bankruptcy. They were backed by the value of properties formerly held by the Catholic Church, which were confiscated, on the motion of Mirabeau, by the Assembly on 2 November 1789, and the crown lands, which had been taken over by the nation on 7 October. 


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Condition:
Minor toning and edgewear; near fine.


 
Item number:
300149
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