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King of France (terrified) looks at the revolution symbols


How could two seemingly mutually exclusive things – the portrait of the king of France and the symbolism of The great French revolution-be depicted on one state monetary sign? The time was like this.
the French revolution, having nationalized the Church property in 1789 and put it up for sale, gave an impetus to the issue of paper assignats to secure the proceeds from the sale of Church property.
The design of banknotes was very simple: one-sided printing with black ink on thin paper.
25 livres 1792 is a white rectangle without watermarks with three times the nominal value - letters (vingt – cinq) , Arabic numerals (25) and Roman numerals (XXV). In the center of the bill - the inscription:
'Domaines nationaux. Assignat de vingt-cinq livres, payable au porteur'.

In the upper-left corner is a statue of a young man with wings studying the Constitution; in the upper - right corner is a bust of king Louis XVI, who watches the young man with an air of obvious disapproval.

How could the king be on the bill of revolutionary France?
In 1792, the revolution was already in full swing, but the king was still in business: according to the law adopted in September 1791, Under the Constitution, he retained the right to nominate Ministers and even had the right to veto decisions of the French legislative Assembly.
Further chronology of events is as follows:
July 14, 1792-capture of the Bastille
September 21, 1792-the national Convention abolished the monarchy.

Louis XVI was taken into custody, tried and executed, having previously been prudently deprived of the right of veto-so that he could not use it to overturn the death sentence imposed on him.
After this turn of history, the bill with the portrait of the enemy of the French people could no longer be in the hands of citizens of the French Republic.
The decrees of the National Convention followed:
July 31, 1793 - on the withdrawal from circulation of banknotes with a face value of more than 100 livres with a portrait of the king.
August 30, 1793-on the termination of the issuance by the national Treasury of banknotes of 5 livres or more with the portrait of the king and the cancellation of all such banknotes available in the Treasury.
May 16, 1795-on the cancellation of banknotes of 5 livres or more with the portrait of the king.

The result of such actions of the authorities is the same at all times-the bill becomes rare for collectors of the future. So the 25-livre assignat serie 72, which outlived Danton, Marat, and Robespierre, happily ended up in the collection of a man from another country 228 years after its brief circulation in the hands of the revolutionary French.

25 ливров 1792 г.

25 ливров 1792 г.

Country : Франция
Value : 25 ливр
Year : 1792
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