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Compagnie Francaise & Americane de San-Francisco Stock Certificate

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Mining Start Price:120.00 USD Estimated At:240.00 - 650.00 USD
Compagnie Francaise & Americane de San-Francisco Stock Certificate
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Very Early Gold Rush. Measures 7 7/8 x 4 1/4". Entire stock certificate is writing in French. Vignette of Neptune pouring water into a river with four miners working. Two vignettes at the sides include a group of miner tools: wheelbarrow, spade, two different shovels, pick, and rope. Issued to bearer, signatures illegible. Black border on white paper. 4 x 8". Printer- Appert Fils et Vauasseur. Blue ink seal. This is the first stock certificate with a vignette from the California gold rush to date. A French certificate which incorporates San Franciscans and French in a joint venture to find gold, probably on or near the Mariposa estate. Exploitation des Mines & Rivieries de la Californie printed at top left. Great California gold rush piece. Blue stamp. Oval shaped embossed seal. Black border and ink. Left side appears to "cropped". No 180,449. Cut roughly at edges. Wrinkles. Excellent condition. State: California City: Mariposa (?) Al Adams Collection. Date: 1850 HWAC# 58255