Ext. Rare Original 1893 CARSON CITY LICENSE in NEVADA For A Bank!

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Ext. Rare Original 1893 CARSON CITY LICENSE in NEVADA For A Bank!
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1893 Bank License For Carson City, Nevada
April 1, 1893 to July 1, 1893 Officially Round Blue Stamped Bank License from Carson City, Nevada, measuring 4.25” x 7.75”, Choice Extremely Fine. No. 1802, issued to B. & E. Bank to “do Banking” in Carson City, Nevada for three months from - not a very long period! Besides Banks opening, a United States Mint was established in Carson City to facilitate minting of silver coins from silver in the nearby Comstock Lode, much as the San Francisco Mint was established to facilitate minting gold coins from the gold of the California Gold Rush. Printed in black text and border designs on white paper with irregular edge at lower left. Officially Signed by the City Clerk, Deputy, and City Marshall of Carson City. An outstanding Western and Nevada related, Wild West Banking rarity and collectible.
The Carson City Mint was a branch of the United States Mint in Carson City, Nevada. It primarily minted silver coins; however, it also minted gold coins, with a total face value in dollars nearly equal to that of its silver coins. The mint minted coins in 21 different years.

The Carson City Mint was created in 1863 but wasn't put into operation until 1870. It ran until 1885, went on a hiatus, and resumed operations in 1889, after which it ran until 1893 when it closed for good. It is now the Nevada State Museum, Carson City.