" Dutch East India Company VOC Cufflinks " Item # CF198
The Dutch East India Company (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie or VOC in Dutch) 1602-1798 was the worlds first multinational
corporation, and the first company in the world to issue stock. It was also the world's first mega corporation, possessing
quasi-governmental powers, including the ability to wage war, negotiate treaties, coin money, and establish colonies.
The Dutch East India Company remained an important trading concern for almost two centuries, paying an 18% annual
dividend for almost 200 years! These authentic copper coins are obtained from shipwrecks off the coast of Indonesia, and are set
it a custom sterling silver frame and backing. By Samuel Wright. Coins are about the size of a US penny.
Samuel Wright cufflinks arrive with a Certificate of Authenticity and are packaged in a signature gift box.