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Carson City Mint Original Brass Stencil

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Carson City Mint Original Brass Stencil
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You will never see this again! An original brass template for the "Assistant Treasurer / from U. S. Mint, Carson City, Nevada." Also says "U. S. Boston, Mass." This stencil was undoubtedly used on wood crates that were sent to the United States Assistant Treasurer in Boston and from the U. S. Mint in Carson City. Wooden crates from Carson City to the assistant treasurer can only mean coins! It was dug years ago by diggers working the Carson City dump. (This dump was well known to coin collectors because a few Carson City coin dies were found there. It is now in private hands and is no longer available for diggers.) Stencil is 10 x 11.5". Parts of the stencil are missing; such as the middle of the 'O' in 'FROM', the space between the 'I' and the 'T' in 'CITY.' Shows a little warping, but all in all for a piece that is almost 150 years old and lived in a dump for a maybe a Century, it is in darn good shape! Date: c1870 Location: Carson City, Nevada HWAC# 50875