United States Mining Company Stock Certificate #107738

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United States Mining Company Stock Certificate  #107738
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"Virginia District, Story [sic.] County, N.T." (printed at top). Inc. in 1862. No. 108, issued for five shares to CA Crane on May 25th, 1864 in San Francisco. Signed by president Knox and secretary Buffington. Not cancelled. Black border and print. Two vignettes: US Capitol building (center) and battle scene (Civil War?) (left). Designed and Engraved on Stone by Fishbourne, SF. 25 cent stamp at bottom right with bold cancel from Buffington--perhaps the first time we have ever seen this cancel? Pinholes, folds, toning. 5 x 10.5" This company was listed in the Filer Collection. Listed in the 1864 Collins VC Directory. The 1863 Langley directory does not list the company. Charles A. Crane is listed as a State Stamp Inspector. We have previously offered a different variety of this stock, but not this one! According to a March 28th, 1868 article in the Daily Alta California: "The United States Mining Company, located on the range of the Comstock, near Cedar Hill, yesterday commenced finking a large new shaft to the east of the croppings, intended to develop and work their ledge at a great depth. Their prospects are very flattering for a good paying mine." State: Nevada City: Comstock, Virginia City Date: 1864