Result list 10 April 2021

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Lotnumber: 807
Aktiebrev. green, orange, black. No 2019533. Modern share of what is regarded as the oldest company in the world. Indeed, the copper mine at Falun was exploited in the 11th century, issued shares to the members of the cooperative in 1288, and received a charter from Sweden's King Magnus IV in 1347. By this time, much of the control was in the hands of merchants from Lübeck. Much of the revenues of Sweden came from the mine. By the 17th century it was producing 2/3 of Europe's copper (and made Falun the second largest city in Sweden), but this was the peak of its production. Although the production declined steadily, the mine was in continuous production of copper (and some gold) until 1992, when the last shot was fired, and it closed, to become today's museum. In the meantime however,the company had diversified into pulp and paper production. Today the company lives on as part of Stora Enso which was created in 1998 through the merger of Stora and the Finnish forestry products company Enso-Gutzeit Oy. Seen by most academics as the oldest existing corporation or limited liability company in the world.
Themes: MINING, PAPER
SWEDEN
Date: 20 September 1984
Quality: EF
Startprice: € 30