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
Copper food token during the Siege of Paris; Obverse: embossed text "UN CHON SE VEN DE 1A 3F UN PORREAN 50C 1 PIED DE CELERI 2F"; Reverse: embossed text "PRIX DES ALIMENTS PENDANT LE SIEGE DE PARIS, NOTES DIRECTES PRISES AUX HALLES CENTRles PAR L'EDITEUR F.T."