HAITI, silver 25 centimes, AN 14 (1817 AD)

$45.00

HAITI, 25 centimes, AN 14 (1817 AD), Obverse: plump head L, A. PETION PRESIDENT, P. below truncation, AN 14, Reverse: national emblem, REPUBLIQUE D’HAITI 25 C, silver, 19.5mm, KM15.1, scratches, cleaned VF

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Haiti is the only modern nation born of a slave revolt. The slaves put together an army and kicked out the French. Napoleon sent reinforcements and treacherously killed the Haitian leader who had come for negotiations. He still couldn’t defeat the Haitians. But the peace treaty imposed a reparations regime to repay the slaveowners that the Haitian government was still paying into the 20th century.