Result list 1 April 2017

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Lotnumber: 723
ROMA/LONDON. Cert. Franchi 5. black. No Z62001. Small format. A receipt for 25 francs, issued by the Prestito Nazionale Italiano, promoted by Mazzini in 1850 in London, where he stayed as a refugee after the fall of the Second Roman Republic. In London, on 8 September 1850, a Comitato Nazionale Italiano was formed. This, some days later, opened subscriptions to a "Prestito Nazionale Italiano" with the issue of bonds, with a total value of 10 million francs, paying interest of 6% per annum. The sums received were to be deposited with the bankers Stone & Martin, and would serve to meet all expenses incurred 'directly and solely to bring about the independence and liberty of Italy". There were two issues of bonds. The first were for 25 and 100 francs. The second, of which this is part, were for 1, 2 and 5 francs. All were signed by Mazzini, in person. Giuseppe Mazzini, born Genova, 1805, died Pisa, 1872, was a politician and journalist, and one of the leading figures in the campaign for unity and independence of Italy, in place of the several separate states, many dominated by foreign powers, that existed until the 19th century.
MAZZINI, Giuseppe
Date: 1849
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 200