San Francisco,CA - 1860 - Humbert, Augustus Sterling Presentation Plaque :
Start Price:5,000.00 USD
Estimated At:10,000.00 - 15,000.00 USD
7,000.00USD+ (1,225.00) buyer's premium + taxes, fees, etc...
SOLD at 2011 Mar 16 @ 10:25UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Round sterling silver bowl-shaped tray engraved as follows: To / Augustus Humbert / From / W.S. Lyon / L. Simons / L.L. Sturdevant / W. Ilse / C.H. Robbins / F. Sherman / Jas. Kellogg / R. Crayton / 1860. Manufactured by the Shreve Company. Measures: 4 ¼” round x ½” deep. Beginning in February 1851 Augustus Humbert was overseer of the United States Assay Office of Gold before joining with John Kellogg later in his career (see above). Later he retired in 1860. Much has been writtenon Humbert, particularly in Kagin (Coins and Patterns of the US) and Owens (California Covers and Assayers). Excellent condition.