Mecca Temple Debenture
The above debenture was issued in
1917 by Mecca Shrine Temple to raise money to build a new Temple in NYC.
As it turned out it became an excellent investment for anyone who purchased
them, as the coupons were redeemable at a 5% interest rate during the entire
1930's depression. This certificate was in the possession of a gentleman
who had 100 of them that had belonged to his grandfather! At this
writing the grandson was pursuing the current value of them!