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Overend, Gurney & Co. share certificate

1865

British Museum

British Museum

From the early 1800s Overend,Gurney and Co. had prospered, yet profits tumbled in 1865. It became a limited company and sold shares in an unsuccessful attempt to raise much needed capital, and collapsed only a year later. Its new shareholders lost a substantial part of their investment.

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  • Title: Overend, Gurney & Co. share certificate
  • Date Created: 1865
  • Location: UK
  • Physical Dimensions: 205mm x 143mm
  • Registration number: CIB.301061
  • Material: paper
  • Image copyright: © The Trustees of the British Museum
  • British Museum link: CIB301061

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