Historical Carson City Mint Collection #109345

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Historical Carson City Mint Collection  #109345
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This item SOLD at 2019 Dec 05 @ 15:53UTC-8 : PST
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A folio of artifacts pertaining to the Carson City Mint, which operated from 1870-1893.
1) A sterling silver letter opener featuring an 1891-CC Morgan dollar, engraved "E. W. M." 7 1/2 inches long.
2) Sterling silver money clip with an 1891-CC Morgan dollar, engraved "NAPCO / RENO", on the reverse and stamped "The Westerner / Reno Nevada / Sterling on the front. 3 inches long.
3) Fourteen vintage post cards including RPCs of the Mint Building, Virginia City street scenes, bullion shipments, coin press number "1", loading ore at Tonopah.
4) The original application and flyer for the GSA sale of Carson City Silver Dollars which occurred in the 1970s.
5) 1876 Carson City Mint bullion shipping card signed by Superintendent of the Mint James Crawford, receiving 17 bars of silver from California Bullion weighing 1967 1/2 pounds with a value of $75,010 (at $2 an ounce). 3 x 5 inches, with a hole. Crawford was director of the Mint for ten years, from 1874-1885.
6) State Controller's Warrant dated 1886 with mining vignette, issued as salary to the mint assayer.
7) Nineteen checks signed by Theodore Robert Hofer, the seventh superintendent at the Carson City Mint from 1892-1894. The checks were drawn on The Bullion and Exchange Bank of Carson City, where Hofer also worked.
8) two items from the Carson City Savings Bank, an issued check dated October 8, 1878, and an unissued promissory note payable in gold coin of the United States of America at their office in Carson.
9) An 1879 "secret message" telegram from San Francisco to a Carson City Bank. The message reads "Haven August Latch Avenged Attend Latency Atmosphere Haunted Same Avenged Fish" signed Homer King & Co. Beneath, the message is deciphered in pencil showing the buying and selling prices of stock: "bought 80 Lady B, $45, 100 Lady W $1.10, Sold 20 Sierra Nev. $45." Black on white paper, 5 x 8 inches, three tiny holes in the body. Coded messages were always used in the days of telegraph for privacy. (Our auction house has sold code books in the past).
10) Two 1897 checks drawn on the Bullion and Exchange Bank, itemizing loan amounts. State: Nevada City: Carson City Date: