Result list 9 November 2019

The results of our November 9 sale is now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until December 8 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 1209
5% S.F. Gold Loan of $50 = £10.5.4, specimen. green, black. Two tiny edge-splits, repaired and somewhat damaged bottom (outside the printed part of the paper). 50-year bond, with text in English, Spanish, French. Bond in U.S.$, £Stg and European currencies. Allegorical vignette with the arms of the Dominican Republic, and classical ladies, representing, probably, war and peace. Printed by American Bank Note Co. With the nation on the brink of defaulting, France, Germany, Italy and the Netherlands sent in 1905 warships to Santo Domingo to press the claims oftheir nationals. In order to preempt military intervention, US president Theodore Roosevelt introduced the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine, declaring that the US would assume responsibility for ensuring that the nations of Latin America mettheir financial obligations. Under this corollary, the US assumed administration of the Dominican Rep.'s customs. In 1907, a treaty was signed through which the US became the country's only foreign creditor. This bond, to be issued a year later, must be seen in this light.
Themes: CITY & STATE BONDS
DOMINICAN REP., USA
Date: 1 February 1908
Quality: VF
Startprice: € 100