|from a black and white photo|
|103s||5 shares||specimen, green||60,000?||–||£-|
|104||1 jouissance share||blue and red||1 known
|105||5 jouissance shares||?||?||–||£-|
|1859 4½% Bonds (1st issue)
Issued in two series: First Series – 15,000,000 roubles silver, serial numbers 1-30000, Second Series – 20,000,000 roubles silver, serial numbers 30001-70000. In 1898, holders were offered redemption at par or continuation at 4%. A total of 58,012 bonds were continued at 4%.
|111||500 roubles||green, black serial number, large eagle, signature above, no overprint||30,000
|112||500 roubles||– as above but black overprint||inc above
|113||500 roubles||– as above but signature now below eagle||inc above
|114||500 roubles||– as above but small eagle||inc above||–||£-|
|115||500 roubles||duplicate bond with red overprint on reverse||?||–||£-|
|116||500 roubles||duplicate bond without eagle||?||–||£-|
|117||500 roubles||2nd series, red serial number, large eagle, signature above||40,000
|118||500 roubles||– as above but signature below eagle||inc above||–||£-|
|119||500 roubles||– as above but with small eagle||inc above||–||£-|
|1861 4% Bonds (2nd issue)
Issued 2,359,625 roubles silver
|1881 3% Bonds (3rd issue)
Issued 13,147,000 roubles metallic
|126||125 roubles||green, with talon||55,176||VF||£18|
|127||125 roubles||– as above but with Dutch receipt for talon||inc above||VF||£18|
|128||625 roubles||pink & green, with talon||10,000||VF||£25|
|129||625 roubles||– as above but with Dutch receipt for talon||inc above||VF||£25|
|1888 4% Bonds for Nicolas Railway
Issued 11,800,000 roubles gold
|131||625 roubles||blue, with coupons||18,880||VF||£15|
|1890 4% Bonds (4th issue)
Issued 15,625,000 roubles gold
|1893 4% Bonds
Issued 9,000,000 roubles. In 1898, bonds worth 7,614,300 roubles were repaid by conversion into 1894 4% Rentes.
Grand Russian Railway Company
Главное Общество Российскихъ Железныхъ Дорогъ
Other city spellings: Moscou, Moskau, St.-Pétersbourg, Petrograd, Pétrograde, Varsovie, Warschau, Warszawy, Nijni-Novgorod, Nizhny Novgorod, Nischni Nowgorod
Concession granted in January 1857. Capital was 750,000,000 silver roubles in shares of 125 roubles. In addition, there were 10,000 Founders shares. Ordinary shares, when drawn for redemption were replaced by jouissance shares. In 1894, all shares, including jouissance, were converted into the 1894 4% Gold Loan, 6th issue.
The company owned the lines: St. Petersburg-Warsaw (1,288km), Moscow-Nizhni-Novgorod (437km) and also the Nicolas Railway from Moscow to St. Petersburg (644km). The company was nationalised in 1894.
One of the great Russian railway companies, founded by the Paris bank Crédit Mobilier (bank of the famous Pereire brothers). It was formed to build the lines St.Petersburg-Warsaw, Moscow-Nizhny Novgorod, Moscow-Feodosia and Orel-Libava, a total of 4300km. By 1863, the first two lines were completed. In 1868, the company took over the management of the Nicolai Railway (Moscow-St.Petersburg).