Treasury Note for 50 Zloty. black on brown paper. No 18288. Three damaged corners (paper loss), folds and some edge splits. During the Polish uprising of 1794, three issues of Treasury Notes were made, in various values. This piece was for 50 zloty. In 1793 Poland was partitioned between Russia and Prussia. This caused great anger in the country. In March 1794 their leader Kosciuszko came to Krakow and proclaimed a national insurrection, giving himself powers of a dictator. At first the Polish armies were very successful against Russia, recapturing much of the land taken by Russia. In the end the power of the enormous Russian armies, with the support of Prussia and Austria, defeated the uprising. The Notes were then valueless. Small format, roughly printed, with crude coat of arms. Extremely early date, especially for Polish scripophily.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, GOVERNMENT BONDS
Startprice: € 200