ST. PETERSBOURG. Annuité de F500. black. #2000. No 107. Bi-langual share with the text in French on one side and Russian on the other side. Sakhalin is a very long narrow island running down the Pacific coast of Russia, north of Japan. Sakhalin coal, of good quality and abundant, was first exploited in 1859.Oil had long been known to the natives, but was not investigated by the Russians until 1894, when it was found to be of high quality and valuable. The date of this company, 1877, indicates it was a coal-miner, although small amounts of iron-ore and gold are known. The company capital amounted to 1.250.000 roubles. Decorative border. Rare & early piece.
Themes: COALMINES, MINES (no gold, silver, coal)
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