ANTWERPEN. Option Certificate for 6 shares. black. No 96. Text in Flemish. An example of the famous 'world's first option certificate'. Decorated with a fine coat-of-arms of the company and ornate lettering, and with a decorative border around the entire text.The buyer of the option had the right to buy 6 shares in the company before 1 December 1730 at 80% of the face value, being 800 Flemish Pounds a share. Extremely rare and of historic importance in terms of financial innovation.
Themes: BEFORE 1800
Province: ANTWERPEN, WEST-VLAANDEREN
Date: 17 September 1729
Startprice: € 1000