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Lot #287
Nathan Rothschild

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European Jewish financier (1777–1836) who founded his family’s famous banking dynasty handled Allied loans for the campaign against Napoleon. Rothschild helped to ensure Britain’s preeminence as a financial market when bonds he handled as an investment banker were denominated in sterling and the interest made payable to London and in pounds. Among the powers availing themselves of the new arrangements was Czarist Russia, which floated a loan for £3,500,000 in 1822. Three-language partly printed DS, signed “N. M. Rothschild, Contractor” along the right edge of the first page, one page both sides, 9.5 x 14. A bond for a Russian 5% Loan of 1822. Both sides bear an embossed seal with the legend “Russian Loan 1822 contracted by N. M. Rothschild.” In very good condition, with intersecting folds, rough left edge and mounting remnants to left, several pencil notations, and a couple small repairs to fold separations. Nathan’s signature is the most uncommon among the members of the Rothschild financial dynasty, and this example is cleaner than usually found. R&R COA.

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  • Dates: #334 - Ended June 18, 2008