VIRGINIA. Gold Note of $1000. black. No 767. Company established in Virginia, USA with a capital of $5 million. It issued 1000 of these US$1000 non-interest-bearing notes. They were to made payable to bearer at the agency of the company in London. The money would come from the future sale of "objects" which were given to the company by agreement between the company and 17 of the 21 heirs of the late Sultan Abdul Hamid Han II (1842-1918). He was the 34th Ottoman sultan, who ruled from 1876 to 1909, when he was deposed by the 'Young Turk' revolution. As such, he was the last ottoman Sultan to rule with absolute power. In these political circumstances, it seems unlikely that the heirs, or in the second phase this company, received many 'objects' from the new rules in Istanbul/Ankara. Yet, it is reported that between 1931 and 1948, the company claimed oil concessions.
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