NOT SOLD (BIDDING OVER)
0.00USD+ premiums, taxes, fees & shipping
WAS NOT SOLD, auction date was 2011 Mar 16 @ 10:00UTC-7 : PDT/MST
The assay results are printed on thin blue Adams & Co ledger measuring 7 ¾” x 9 ¾”. The names of Adams & Co. and those of Curtis, Perry & Ward are preprinted on the “form.” However, Curtis, Perry, & Ward have been lined out and Kellogg & Richter written in above. Curtis, Perry & Ward managed the new US Assay Office In San Francisco for John Moffat, and later ran it independently after he retired. They produced the exceptionally famous octagonal $50 slugs, and later, after tremendous political turmoil following the unexpected death of President Andrew Jackson and subsequent appointment of President Millard Fillmore, were finally allowed to make $10 and $20 coins. The trio sold their equipment to the US Mint, where it was installed in the new United States Branch Mint at San Francisco that opened for business in 1854. Ephemera from this short-lived mint and assay operation is exceptionally rare. The depositor’s name is Alex McDonald, and is written directly above the assay results which are: weight before melting 2,000 dwt, Loss in melting 30 dwt, Netts 1,970 dwt. Fineness .892, Commission 2 ¼ per cent or $40.86. Nett proceeds: $1,775.40. The bottom is signed by Hamden for Adams & Co. Several creases throughout most prominently along the top and diagonally through the center: no foxing. Edges are uncompromised. From the Ford Collection. R7. Very Good Condition.