FÜRTH. Actie 200 Gulden. green, black. #925. No 203. Most attractive and early gas lighting company. The wide border shows several vignettes of the gas works but also of street lighting and people working under gas lighting. The gas works of the city of Fürth (northern Bavaria) existed from 1858 to 1965. Upon foundation, the city owned 600 of the 925 shares. However, by 1864, the city decided to purchase the remaining 325 shares as well and for the next 100 years, it remained a city-owned business, responsible for bringing light to the streets and squares of the city, as well as to its residents. One of the most attractive of all early German shares.
Date: 1 October 1858
Startprice: € 500