LONDON. Bond of £500. brown. No 1647. Large format with arms of London above, an allegorical Queen and the Royal Exchange building, all within ornate scrollwork - most unusual for British scripophily. Part of a £1 million loan, redeemable in 1973. Cancelled by a triangular cut into the sealat the lower left and by stamp on the back. The Corporation of the City of London who issued this loan to finance bridge construction works, is the municipal governing body of the City of London (= the historic centre of London and the heart of the UK's financial sector). It claims being the world's oldest continuously elected local government body (in existence at least since William the Conqueror, in the year 1067, but probably earlier).
Themes: BRIDGES â€“ TUNNELS, CITY & STATE BONDS
Date: 9 July 1914
Startprice: € 60