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Central Park Mining Company Stock

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Mining Start Price:150.00 USD Estimated At:300.00 - 500.00 USD
Central Park Mining Company Stock
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Central Park Mining Company, Number 16 for 20 shares to JVP Perry in 1864. Signed by Joseph Loryea and Captain J. H. Mallett. It was issued on February 13, 1864 making it a territorial stock certificate. It is a very early number in 16. Not cancelled. Commercial Print, Virginia printer. 25cd Power of Att'y Revenue stamp. Location: Gold Hill District, Storey Co., N. T. Rough cut on left. Pinhole. Very nice! The stock clearly states that one share equals one foot. But it also is the biggest mystery. The 1864 Nevada Directory lists the mine with 1000’s of feet of work completed. The Virginia Bulletin on February 4, 1864 (only nine days before this stock was purchased) says that 30’ of Central Pacific Mining Company sold for $22.50. Another 10’ was offered at $21.00. (The stock clearly states that one foot equals one share! This Stock certificate shares the names of three of Virginia City’s more interesting people. The first is JVB Perry. Described as a, “Big, powerful, good natured mostly; but terrible when aroused!”He was the marshall at Virginia City and also owned a saloon. Joseph Loryea was a saloon keeper turned stock broker. He wrote the first mining directory of the Comstock in 1864. J. H. Mallett was a stable owner, meat market proprietor and stock broker with ownership in at least 15 Comstock mining companies. Prag Collection State: Nevada City: Gold Hill Mining District Date: 1864 HWAC# 84516