The examined loan voucher has an extraordinary historical importance. It is in fact one of the last issued by the Government of the Republic of Venice. The date, August 17, 1849, is a few days before the end of the Republic led by patriot Daniele Manin. On August 22 that year, the Austrians took possession again of the lagoon city by momentarily putting aside the dreams of independence. Dreams that will come true in 1866 when Venice and all the Lombardo-Veneto were annexed to the Kingdom of Italy. The voluntary or mandatory vouchers in denominations of 100,500,1000 and 3000 lire, issued by the Provisional Government of the Republic of Venice (proclaimed on March 22, 1848) served to ensure the Patriotic currency. The vouchers (the one we describe is 100 lire) gave the right, in addition to the return of the capital, to an annual interest rate of 5 percent. The certificates of voluntary debt were issued with reference to the decree of September 19, 1848, dated July 12, 1849; those of the forced loan harked back to the decree of October 12, 1848 and had the date August 17, 1849. The vouchers were printed on watermarked paper, surrounded by a little frame with decorative friezes and cherubs. At the top is the Lion of St. Mark, at the bottom the signatures of Daniele Manin and Finance Minister Isacco Mauro Maroganato. As well as the patriotic money, these vouchers were not reimbursed by the Austrians with the fall of the Venetian Republic. In 1866, when Venice was annexed to Italy, the loans went to the Kingdom of Italy’s public debt in the debt section of no redeemable debts not included in the Great Book of Perpetual Debts. Returning to Daniel Manin, we can call him an example for the patriots which contributed to the realization of the Kingdom of Italy. For example, his son Giorgio was one of Garibaldi’s “Mille”. Daniele instead fought so valiantly against the Austrians that was imprisoned because of his patriotic activities, and was released on great acclaim on March 17, 1848 with the other patriot Niccolò Tommaseo. He was elected President during the subsequent proclamation of the Republic of St. Mark, and during the siege of the city, in 1848-49 he gave proof of his intelligence, courage and firmness. He helped found the Italian National Society. Forced into exile by the return of the Austrians, he lived in Paris giving Italian language lessons and preserving the love for his Veneta homeland. He died on September 22, 1857 in the French capital. His corpse returned to Venice on 22 September, 1868, about two years after the liberation of the city at the end of the Third War of Independence, and was greeted with a funeral feast in St. Mark’s Square, preceded by a procession along Riva degli Schiavoni. Ignoring history for a moment, we see which market value has the loan voucher here described: currency in catalogue and auctions is 350 euro. A very low price considering the signature of Daniele Manin and the historical context in which it was issued. This rare issue, in fact, is bound to have interesting and continuous write-ups that could make its purchase a real investment. Also because, in general, the market of Scripophily (collectible historical securities) offers obvious advantages over time plus protection of its capital. In addition it’s unthinkable that a property tax on a collection in this type is applied, while in the near future it could happen on our current accounts, real estate or classical investments.