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Sierra Nevada Mining Company Proof & Issued Stock Certificates, Virginia City, Nevada

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Sierra Nevada Mining Company Proof & Issued Stock Certificates, Virginia City, Nevada
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Lot of 2. The first is an incredible find. The proof stock certificate c.1860 from Harrison & Major, S.F. Location clearly printed upper right as Storey County State of Nevada. Allegorical vignette. "Proof" written on president and secretary signature lines. 3.75 x 8.5" Small tape repair and some toning. Second piece is a different design, issued stock from the company, 1913. Issued for 100 shares to G.B. Bannan, Corporate signatures. Not cancelled. Assessment stamps have ink that shows on the front. Paperclip stains. The Sierra Nevada Mine was the 2nd largest producer in Sevenmile Canyon and located below the Utah Mine.Staked and worked in 1859, 3,600 feet on the north end of the Comstock Lode. In 1878, high value ore was discovered that caused the stock to soar. The ore didn't pan out, causing a huge market crash and marking the end of the Bonanza boom days on the Comstock. [Ref: Ansari] (Al Adams Gold Rush Memorabilia Collection) Date: Location: Virginia City, Nevada HWAC# 58569