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NEW1876 AUSTRIAN EMPIRE PERPETUAL GOLD BOND WITH A NAZI CONNECTION

Austria 200 Florin 1876 Gold BondIn 1876 the government of Austria issued this perpetual 4% 200 Florin gold bond.  Perpetual bonds are a permanent loan that are intended to not be paid redeemed, they just keep paying the stated interest forever. According to its original terms it paid a semi-annual interest payment of 4 Gold Florins, payable in either Austrian or Hungarian Florins, or 10 gold French Francs or 8.1 German Mark.  Because these currencies were all on the Gold Standard, these all represented the same amount of gold - .0933 troy ounces. Though the bond may have been perpetual, governments are not. After the collapse of the Austrian Empire and economic breakdown following World War I the terms of the bonds were changed. Interest would only be paid annually and the amount would depend on the amount of funds collected from the successor nations of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy.It is unclear how much was actually paid.In March 1938 Nazi Germany annexed Austria and redeemed the bonds.The bonds were then put into storage at the Reichsbank in Berlin where they were forgotten for the next 75+ years. The large-sized bond measures approximately 9.5" x 15" (24 x 38 cm)   It is written in German and French. Included is a full sheet of 24 coupons, due to be redeemed from 1937 to 1960. The bond and coupon sheet are cancelled with a single punch.
Item BND-AU-200FL AUSTRIA 200 FLORIN GOLD BOND 1876, VG-F $10.00




BEAUTIFUL BELGIAN CONGO GOLD MINE STOCK CERTIFICATE

Société des Mines d'Or de Kilo-MotoThis large, attractive bearer stock certificate was issued by the Société des Mines d'Or de Kilo-Moto.  It features a wonderful vignette that includes a native pushing a mining cart, canoes and a hut.  The red and black "Beneficiary share" certificate measures approximately 8.5" x 12.5" (22x32cm) and comes with an attached sheet with 16 remaining coupons. The certificate was issued after 1944.  Beneficiary shares received dividends upon presentation of the coupons attached to the certificate.   The Kilo-Moto mines were gold mines located in the north-east corner of what was then Belgian Congo and is now Zaire.  Gold mining started in Kilo about 1905 and in Moto about 1911.  The company was formed in 1926, taking over the mining in both areas.  The company had a concession area was 80,000 sq. km, which was more than twice the size of Belgium! In the 1950's it was one of the largest gold mines in Africa, employing some 19,000 locals.  After Congo's independence in 1960 output declined severely.  In 1966 the mines were nationalized and regular production has now almost completely ceased.
Item STK-KILO BELGIAN CONGO KILO MOTO GOLD MINES STOCK CERTIFICATE $15.00



NEWUNUSUAL 1925 GERMAN REPLACEMENT "DOUBLE" BONDS

Germany - Weimar Republic 200 Reichsmark 1925 replacement bond
These unusual 1925 German Replacement bonds are in effect two bonds in one!   Germans invested heavily in war bonds during World War I. Following the war many Germans were forced to buy government bonds in an effort by the German government to raise money to pay the heavy war reparations forced on Germany by the Allies.  The 1922-1923 German hyperinflation completely wiped out the value of the bonds and left Germans impoverished.  After the value of the Mark was stabilized in 1924 Germans were partially compensated for their losses with these 1925 Replacement Bonds.  The conversion rate between the old bonds and replacement bonds was between 2 1/2 and 15 percent, so the they still lost a lot, but at least they got something to help quiet the unhappy citizens.  The Replacement bonds are in effect two bonds in one.  The left-hand side is a debenture that was not to be repaid until after all the war reparations payment had been made.  The right-hand side had side was a lottery bond in which a portion of the bonds would be drawn each year and redeemed for five times the face value of the bond.   We have these unusual replacement bonds in five different denominations: 12 1/2 Reichsmark, 25 Reichsmark, 50 Reichsmark, 100 Reichsmark and 200 Reichsmark.  All the denominations have the same basic design. The large-size bonds measure 42 x 29.5cm (16.5" x 11.5") are folded in the center. The bonds are almost Uncirculated.  A punch cancellation is in the border.  They are an interesting and unusual piece of German economic history.
Item BND-DE-SET25 SET OF 5 GERMAN 1925 REPLACEMENT BONDS, 12 1/2 - 200 REICHSMARK, AU-cancelled $15.00
Item BND-DE-25x1 SINGLE GERMAN 1925 REPLACEMENT "DOUBLE" BOND, Joel's Choice AU-cancelled $5.00



NAZI GERMAN BONDS

Nazi Germany bonds: 100 Reichsmark 1935, 500 Reichsmark 1935, 1000 Reichsmark 1936, Thuringia 500 Reichsmark 1942, Thuringia 1000 Reichsmark 1942
Embossed Nazi Emblem on 1942 German BondsThese bonds were issued by Nazi Germany between 1935 and 1942.  The bonds had a lottery aspect, with a portion of the bonds being drawn each year for repayment.   The 1935 and 1936 bonds were issued by the Reich Debt Administration and carry a nominal interest rate of 4 1/2%.  The 1935 issue bear, the Reich’s eagle from the Weimar Republic, the 1936 have the Nazi Eagle & Swastika emblem.  The 1942 bonds were issued by the state of Thuringia with a nominal interest rate of 3 1/2%.  They have the embossed Nazi eagle & swastika emblem.   The bonds measure approximately 8.5" x 11.75" (21cm x 29.5cm) and have been canceled by a single hole punch.  The bonds have a remarkable history.  Having been stored in the impenetrable safe of the Reichsbank in Berlin, they survived the Second World War unscathed by bombings. Even during the years of the German Democratic Republic they went largely untouched.  In 2015 the German Ministry of Finance had the bonds sold at auction, with the proceeds going to the Nazi Crimes Compensation Fund.  They are remarkable and historic items of Nazi German economic history.
Item BND-DE35-100 NAZI GERMANY 100 REICHSMARK BOND, 1935 AU $5.00
Item BND-DE35-500 NAZI GERMANY 500 REICHSMARK BOND, 1935 AU $5.00
Item BND-DE36-1000 NAZI GERMANY 1000 REICHSMARK BOND, 1936 AU $8.00
Item BND-DE42-500 NAZI GERMANY-THURINGIA 500 REICHSMARK BOND, 1942 AU $8.00
Item BND-DE42-1000 NAZI GERMANY-THURINGIA 1000 REICHSMARK BOND, 1942 AU $8.00
Item BND-DE-ALL ALL 5 OF THE ABOVE NAZI GERMAN BONDS, AU $29.00

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WWII SOVIET UNION WAR BONDS

Soviet Union 100 Roubles 1945 war bond depicts bombers, tanks and troops Soviet Union 50 Roubles 1945 war bond depicts bombers, tanks and troopsSoviet Union 25 Roubles 1945 war bond depicts bombers, tanks and troops
Soviet Union 100 Roubles 1945 war bond depicts tanks and troopaSoviet Union 50 Roubles 1945 war bond depicts tanks and troopaSoviet Union 25 Roubles 1945 war bond depicts tanks and troopa
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The Soviet Union had impressive looking war bonds! The 1945 bonds feature wonderful bright red vignettes of Soviet bombers, tanks and troops.  To the right is a blue vignette of a smoky factory and construction going up next to a ruined building. At the top is the Soviet arms featuring the hammer and sickle over the earth.  The 1944 bonds feature troops advancing with two tanks and waving a large, red flag.  Aircraft are flying overhead.  The Soviet arms is at the top.  Details of the terms of the bonds are on the back.  The bonds were a lottery bond. Over the life of the bond only a third were to be drawn and redeemed.  Those bonds not drawn were to be redeemed after 20 years.  All the bonds of a given year have the same vignettes, however each denomination of bond comes is a different size.  The 100 Ruble is approximately 6" x 8" (15 x 20cm).  The 50 Rubles is approximately 5.25" x 5.75" (10.3 x 14.2cm).  The 25 Rubles is approximately 3.5" x 5" (8.5 x 12.3cm). They are wonderful, historic pieces featuring socialist realism art.  Request a list or see website for other Soviet bonds.
Item BND-USSR45-100 SOVIET UNION 100 RUBLE 1945 WAR BOND, VG-F $25.00
Item BND-USSR45-50 SOVIET UNION 50 RUBLE 1945 WAR BOND, VG-F $27.00
Item BND-USSR45-25 SOVIET UNION 25 RUBLE 1945 WAR BOND, F $27.00
Item BND-USSR44-100 SOVIET UNION 100 RUBLE 1944 WAR BOND, VG-F out
Item BND-USSR44-50 SOVIET UNION 50 RUBLE 1944 WAR BOND, VG-F out
Item BND-USSR44-25 SOVIET UNION 25 RUBLE 1944 WAR BOND, Fine $30.00



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NEW RARE 1907 SAN MARINO 25 LIRE LOTTERY BOND

San Marino 25 Lire bond, 1907The Republic of San Marino issued this 25 Lire lottery bond in 1907 to raise funds to the tiny nations charities and provident institutes. At the time San Marino was one of the poorest nations in Europe.  Today it is one of the wealthiest on a per capita basis.   Annual drawings would be held on December 31 of each year, from 1908 to 1960, awarding prizes of up to 1,000,000 Lire, free from Italian taxes.  The bonds were sold throughout Europe.  The terms of the bond and awards are written in four languages: Italian, French, Spanish and German. The bond includes vignettes of Saint Marinus, the Plazzo Pubblico, which is the official government building and the arms of San Marino.  It measures approximately 12" x 8.75" (30cm.x 22cm.) It is an historic document from the world's smallest and oldest republic.
Item BND-SM SAN MARINO 25 LIRE 1907 BOND, VF $15.00

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UNUSUAL UKRAINE COMPENSATION CERTIFICATE

Ukraine 1,000,000 Karbovantsiv Compensation certificate P91A
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After gaining independence with the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Ukraine planned to privatize the many state-owned enterprises.   Instead the economy went into a tailspin and the country suffered from a hyperinflation.  To compensate for losses suffered by the depositors of the State Savings Bank and State Insurance Company, depositors were given compensation certificates which supposedly could be used to purchase shares in privatized companies.  They could also be sold or traded. Many apparently circulated as money.  In reality little privatization took place and most firms remained in the hands of the state or went to oligarchs with connections to the government.  The certificates are denominated as 1,000,000 Karbovantsiv and measure 172x94mm (about 7"x4").  
Item PM-UA-COMP UKRAINE 1,000,000 KARBOVANTSIV COMPENSATION CERTIFICATE P91A AU $3.00



NEWBEAUTIFUL OLD $1000 RAILROAD BOND - PAYABLE IN 2361AD!

Westshore Railroad $1000 bond payable in 2361AD Westshore Railroad $1000 bond payable in 2361AD  Vignette of old Hudson River scene with ships and train on Westshore Railroad bond
The Westshore Railroad Company was created to compete against the New York Central.  It operated over 488 miles of track from Weehawken, New Jersey, which is across the Hudson River from New York City, to Albany and Buffalo. In 1885 the New York Central drove it into bankruptcy, then leased it back for 475 years starting January 1, 1886.  The New York Central  had the West Shore issue $50,000,000 of these Registered bonds at 4% interest, with the principal not due until the lease ran out in 2361AD.  Talk about thinking long term!   The Westshore Railroad and the New York Central are long gone. Much of the line is now part of the CSX system.  One side of this large size beautifully engraved $1000 has wonderful old vignette of a river scene that includes sailing ships, steam boats and a passanger train.  The other side has an eagle vignette. These bonds are dated in the 1940's and 1950's and are punch cancelled.
Item WESTSHORE WESTSHORE RAILROAD $1000 BOND DUE 2361AD VF-cancelled $10.00






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