NM Rothschild & Sons 100g Vintage Gold Bar w/ Rare “Samuel Montagu & Co LTD London” Counterstamp
Stunning 100 gram N.M. Rothschild & Sons vintage gold bar. Very hard to find with the reverse “Samuel Montagu & Co Ltd London” counterstamp. NM Rothschild & Sons and Samuel Montagu & Co were 2 of the 5 largest bullion brokers that performed the 1919 London gold fix. A truly historic piece of London bullion history.
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 (N.M. Rothschild, Mocatta & Goldsmid, Sharps Wilkins, Pixley & Abell, and Samuel Montagu & Co) quite literally got together to fix the price of gold worldwide.