5% Bond of 20 Polish Zloty, unissued. black. Provisional certificate for an obligation of 20 zlotych, to be exchanged for the definitive obligation later. To be issued in support of the 1863 Polish upraising in the Russian-occupied sector, the January Upraising. High-handed imposition of land reforms in Poland aroused hostility among the land nobles and a group of young radical intellectuals influenced by Karl Marx and the Russian liberal Alexander Herzen. The open revolt of the January Insurrection by the Congress Poland failed to win foreign backing. Although its socially progressive program could not mobilize the peasants, the reebellion persisted stubbornly for 15 months. After finally crushing the insurgency in August 1864, Russia abolished the Congress Kingdom of Poland altogether and revoked the separate status of the Polish lands, incorporating them directly as the Western Region of the Russian Empire. Decorative border with coat of arms of Poland. Text in Polish and French. Extremely rare and historically interesting bond.
Themes: CITY & STATE BONDS
Startprice: € 100