N.M. Rothschild & Sons London 1.875 toz (58g) Vintage Gold Bar
Exceptionally rare and sought after 1.875 troy oz (58g / 5 tolas) N.M. Rothschild & Sons London vintage gold bar. Something noteworthy about this gold bar is the “996 FINE” purity placing it among the earliest Rothschild examples produced prior to being able to being able to reach 999.9 purity.
The N.M. Stands for Nathan Meyer Rothschild third of five sons to Mayer Amschel Rothschild and second generation of the Rothschild banking dynasty. Nathan Meyer had a focus on gold bullion forming NM Rothschild & Sons in 1809. Controversy surrounding NM Rothschild & Sons comes from using gold bullion to help finance wars and use inside knowledge on the outcomes to make vast fortunes in the markets.
N.M. Rothschild offices held the first London Gold Fix on September 12th 1919 with the four other principal gold bullion traders and refiners of the time. This gold bar likely was produced during this time period of the early-mid 1900’s when these five leading bullion traders (N.M. Rothschild, Mocatta & Goldsmid, Sharps Wilkins, Pixley & Abell, and Samuel Montagu & Co) quite literally got together to fix the price of gold worldwide.