Lot 125: GOUVERNEMENT IMPERIAL DE CHINE
October 29, 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1895 ST.-PETERSBURG. 4% Obligation Or de F500=Rmk.404=Rbls.125. Cat. KUL-55. brown, red, black. #500000. No 228056. Central fold and small edge-split. Also a few pin-holes. No coupons. Franco-Russian Gold Loan. Very attractive early bond, one of the first types available to collectors. Fine underprint of a dragon in clouds of fire. Text in French, Russian, English. To be repaid from customs duties. Few of these pieces are offered, and generally cancelled by 5 large holes. This piece however, doesn't have any cancellation holes. Sold in St. Petersburg and with an additional Russian guarantee by Ukase of Czar Alexander III. Rarity 9.
Condition Report: F-VF