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Kwang-Tung Public Loan

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1912 - 8% Kwang-Tung Public Loan

This item was a bond issued in 1912 as part of a Public Loan by the Provincial Government of Kwang-Tung where the funds raised were to be used for the development of local industries.

This item is a double bond in that there are two bonds, each of $5.00 denomination, attached together and issued as a single document. Serial No.s on the 2 x bonds are A0342728 & B0342728

An interesting feature of these bonds is that they were linked to a lottery and prizes were awarded to the holder of a bond if the bond number was drawn in the lottery which took place on a semi-annual basis.

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