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San Francisco Mint Gold Bullion Receipt

Currency:USD Category:Collectibles / Mining Start Price:375.00 USD Estimated At:750.00 - 1,500.00 USD
San Francisco Mint Gold Bullion Receipt
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400.00USDto v*****e+ (90.00) buyer's premium. + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2015 Apr 10 @ 08:22UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Receipt of gold (California grains) deposited by S. A. McMeans, signed by Cahill for the San Francisco Branch Mint. Dr. S. A. McMeans was born in Dandrdige, Tennessee in 1808 and fought in the war with Mexico. He arrived in California in 1849. He was elected as State Treasurer in 1853 and during his term finances all over the state of California were in deplorable condition. According to Bancroft, "Millions had been wrung out of the people to support extravagant county and municipal governments." While reform was underway, it began too late to avert catastrophe and a deficit was discovered in he accounts of McMeans, the State Treasurer. McMeans was also involved in the bank failures of 1855 and 1856. He died in Virginia City in 1876.



City: San Francisco
State: California,
Date: 1855

FHWAC#: 24826