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 "LE 20 Je 1871 LES BOUCHERIES CAN SONT PERMISES LES CHIENS SONT TUE. AUX ABATTOIRS PLUS BE 50 ETAUX SONT F AUX HALLES LA VIANDESE VEND DE 5A 10F. LE" Reverse: embossed text "PRIX DES ALIMENTS PENDANT LE SIEGE DE PARIS, NOTES DIRECTES PRISES AUX HALLES CENTRles PAR L'EDITEUR F.T."