Societe de Commerce de San-Francisco Stock Certificate (Gold Rush) (104421)

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Societe de Commerce de San-Francisco Stock Certificate (Gold Rush)   (104421)
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Extra rare--not seen by us before. According to Rush to Gold (Rohrbough, 2013), this was a French company formed to exclusively pursue trade during the California Gold Rush. They billed themselves as a "grand exclusively commercial enterprise," not a bank or lending house (pgs. 133-34). This is stock No. 2767, issued for 25 francs on July 29th, 1850. Text is is French, black print on blue paper. 5.5 x 8.5" Folds, some staining. Ken Prag Collection

Date: 1850
State/Country: California
City/County: San Francisco