ROTHSCHILD Nathan Financial Tycoons Silver Coin 10$ Cook Islands 2008

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A new silver proof 10 dollars coins from Cook Islands, subject to the world’s most important tycoons or should we say legends and their dynasties that played an important role in the economical history: Nathan M. Rothschild.

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2008
Face Value 10 Dollars
Metal Silver
Fineness (purity) 999/1000
Weight (g) 31.1 (1 oz)
Diameter (mm) 40
Quality Proof
Mintage (pcs) 10.000
Certificate (COA) No
Presentation case (box) No
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Nathan M. Rothschild
Nathan Mayer Rothschild (16 September 1777 – 28 July 1836) was a London financier and one of the founders of the international Rothschild family banking dynasty. He made a fortune in trading bills of exchange through a banking enterprise begun in 1805. Nathan Mayer Rothschild took a leading part in managing and financing the subsidies that the British government transferred to its Allies like Austria and Russia during the Napoleonic Wars. His four brothers helped him to coordinate activities across the continent, and the family developed a network of agents, shippers and couriers to transport gold (and information) across Europe.
This private intelligence service enabled Nathan Mayer Rothschild to receive in London the news of Wellington’s victory at the Battle of Waterloo a full day ahead of the government’s official messengers. Nathan started to sell his shares at the London Stock Exchange market, quickly followed by the other traders, believing that Rothschild had information that Waterloo had been lost. Prices of the shares dropped dramatically and Nathan Mayer Rothschild bought a large quantity of the shares shortly before it was announced that Napoleon had been defeated in Waterloo, and Nathan Mayer Rothschild had made a very big fortune because the prices of the shares increased immediately after this breaking news.

Financial World Coin programme:

  • Henry Ford
  • Nathan M. Rothschild
  • Sir John D. Rockefeller
  • Alfred Nobel
  • Cecile Rhodes
  • Edward Henry Harriman
  • Andrew Carnegie
  • Howard Hughes

And many others to follow...

The coin reverse shows a Rothschild's portrait and a representation of Napoleon coin partly gold plated (24-Karat).
The effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II appears on the Cook Islands legal tender coin’s obverse.