France Assignat 25 Sols 1792 PA55 GVF and Better
It’s been a very long time since we have been able to offer any examples of the 25 sols Assignat issued in January 1792 at the start of the French Revolution (PA55). Instead of being backed by more traditional precious metals, this assignat currency was backed by land confi scated from the French aristocracy. They are small simple aff airs printed on one side only in black on white. Illustrations include an all seeing eye and a rooster holding a banner with the famous revolutionary cry of Liberte, Fraternite and Egalite (Liberty, Fraternity and Equality) Grading at least GVF.