Atliers De La Motobecane bond certificate - France
Beautiful French bond with green border and elaborate underprinting. Motobecane logo at the center. Coupons attached. Payable in Francs (pre euro currency). Unknown date.
Motobécane was a French manufacturer of bicycles, mopeds, motorcycles, and other small vehicles, established in 1923. "Motobécane" is a compound of "moto", slang for motorcycle; "bécane" is slang for "bike." In 1981, Motobécane filed for bankruptcy and was purchased by Yamaha and reformed in 1984 as MBK. The French company continues to make motor scooters.