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 "PLUS DE 50 ETAUX DES MARCH DE LA HALLE SONT FOURN IS DE VIANDE DE C: HIEN ELLE SE VEND DE 5A 10F LE KILD"; Reverse: embossed text "PRIX DES ALIMENTS PENDANT LE SIEGE DE PARIS, NOTES DIRECTES PRISES AUX HALLES CENTRles PAR L'EDITEUR F.T."