1oz Rare Vintage Mocatta & Goldsmid London Bullion Brokers Gold Bar
A rare counterstamp often seen on Engelhard London vintage kilos and many other London bullion bars from that time period.
Moses Mocatta founded Mocatta Bullion Brokerage in 1671 and it is the oldest original member of the London bullion market. The firm evolved to Mocatta & Goldsmid after Asher Goldsmid joined the firm in 1783.
Mocatta & Goldsmid was among the original five principal gold bullion traders that performed the first London gold price fix in 1919. After Hambros Bank acquired the firm in 1957, it became Mocatta & Goldsmid, Ltd. Standard Chartered Bank of England assumed control of the firm in 1973 and renamed it Mocatta Commercial. Finally, the firm is known today as Scotia-Mocatta after the most recent acquisition of the firm in 1997, performed by Scotiabank.
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