Source: Bond Certificates: City of Boston

Date: 1873Number: 10Record office number: 300402

Description:

Bond certificate for the £1 million City of Boston Burnt District 5% Loan of 1873.

You would receive a bond certificate like this for an investment of £100. When you returned your coupons to the bank (at set intervals), you would receive 5% interest on your investment.

The money raised by this issue was used to repair the city after the Great Boston Fire of 1872.

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