Copper Food Token
Tokens were used to obtain food during the siege of Paris.
French, 19th Century
Gift from the Library of Congress
Transferred from the Library of Congress, Science Division
Country of Origin: France
3-D Test: 1.3 x 3cm (1/2 x 1 3/16 in.)
Copper food token during the Siege of Paris; Obverse: embossed text "LES OEURS SE VERDERT DE 1F 50A 2F PIECE"; Reverse: embossed text "PRIX DES ALIMENTS PENDANT LE SIEGE DE PARIS, NOTES DIRECTES PRISES AUX HALLES CENTRles PAR L'EDITEUR F.T."