VERA CRUZ, MEXICO. NEW YORK. 7% First Mortgage Bond of $500. black, green. #1500. No 937. Interesting bond, issued by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the deposed dictator of Mexico. The bonds were sold to finance a return to power, which never happened. The bonds were secured on Santa Anna's properties in Mexico, Colombia and the Virgin Islands; however, all these properties were confiscated on behalf of the U.S. authorities, and the bondholders never saw their money again. Santa Anna is perhaps best known as the Mexican commander at the Alamo, where a small group of Texans died, defending the famous San Antonio fort against a Mexican army of 5000 men. The bond is decorated with pictures of Santa Anna and the various properties, and also has Santa Anna's autograph and personal seal. One of the most decorative and interesting of all American bonds.
Themes: GOVERNMENT BONDS, REAL ESTATE
DE SANTA ANNA, Antonio Lopez
Date: 8 June 1866
Startprice: € 500