1793 – COINCIDENCE of DATE; FULL SHEET of 10 REVOLUTIONARY WATERMARKED ASSIGNATS with EMBOSSING 5 LIVRES of 1793
If this payment certificate was used in America it would probably would have been limited to Detroit, New Orleans & St. Louis ), but assignats were a direct result of the American Revolution ( by 1790 France was bankrupt ). It was backed by loans ( or assignments, similar to a mortgage ) against national lands ( or the land that they chose to confiscate, mostly from the church ). This note represents the French Revolutionary dating system ( 10 Brumaire An II of the French Republic = October 31, 1793 ) and was printed on spectacularly embossed high rag content paper ( with light handling and the occasional pin or tie hole ). Uniface ( one sided ) with large margins all around ( measures approx. 11 x 15 inches ), as shown, nice showpiece.