Free Coinage, 16-1 Cover and Letterhead [151532]

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Free Coinage, 16-1 Cover and Letterhead [151532]
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This item SOLD at 2022 Jul 21 @ 11:28UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Free Coinage 16 to 1 stands for the effort of the western states involved in silver mining to keep the price of silver close to the price of gold. 1) Cover has a stamped Free Coinage Insures Prosperity. Cc for Stephens & Hanchett, Real Estate and Renting. Addressed to Grand Rapids, Michigan with note Do not know street number please try to deliver this. 2) Billhead from the Free Coinage Miners’ Union No. 19. Altman, Colorado. 1899. Letter about sale of mining land. Altman was one of many towns that formed around the rich mines of the Cripple Creek District. The town was situated at the highest point in the district and covered most of the hill. The Western Federation of Miners Local 19 (see letterhead) was based in Altman and had a central role in the Cripple Creek miners' strike of 1894. This resulted in many violent incidents in and around Altman as deputies hired by the mine owners made their camp above the town on Bull Hill

Country (if not USA):
State: Colorado
City: Denver
Provenance: Gary Bracken Collection