LEIPZIG. 5% Anleihe über 500 Thaler. black. No 1108. Gustaf Adolph IV. of Sweden (1792 - 1809), who authorised the issue of this loan in 1802, is known for his refusal to take part in the continental blockade against Napoleon. After the loss of Finland, he was deposed in 1809 by an officers' coup and then went into exile in Switzerland. His loan was for the amount of 1,5 million Thaler and was issued by the large Leipzig bank "Frege & Comp.". The very attractive loan document is of 12 pages. Beside many original signatures are 4 red wax seals and 2paper seals as well as a part of the coupons. The exceptional loan conditions are worth a careful study. The document is one of the earliest printed official loans issued in pre-unified Germany.
Themes: BEFORE 1800, GOVERNMENT BONDS
GERMANY, SWEDEN, SWITZERLAND
Date: 29 March 1802
Startprice: € 500