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Philadelphia and California Mining Stock (105584)

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Mining Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 500.00 USD
Philadelphia and California Mining Stock   (105584)
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I/C #2048 Theodore Walker 100 shares 1852. Signed by Pearson Servill (president) and L. Alter (secretary). Great mining vignette at top: miners working a placer claim with a cabin and bear in the background. Printer: Gratlan. Part of John C. Freemont's Mariposa Estate and one of the first Fremont leases to Americans. This appears to be the first of a series of mining investments by Philadelphia parties in Western mines (see: Philadelphia & Arizona, Philadelphia & Nevada, Philadelphia & Montana, etc.). This is one of only three mining ventures of the 1850s that was "hands on" for Fremont. 7.5' x 9.75" in fine condition. Lower right corner crease. Ken Prag Collection

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State/Country: California
City/County: Mariposa District