Great American Treasure Hunt

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Holabird’s Western Americana Collections Presents
The Great American Treasure Hunt
Western Americana & Numismatic Auction

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Reno, NV 89511
Friday - September 12 - 10am-6pm
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Sessions 1 & 2
LIVE AUCTION
Saturday, September 13, 2014 & Sunday, September 14, 2014
Starting Time: 9am PST, both days

Session 3
ABSENTEE AUCTION
Internet or phone bidding only.
Sept 15, 2014
Starting time: 9am monday

LOT PICKUP
Tuesday through Friday after the sale,
normal office hours or by appointment

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Gold and Silver Mills, Frasher & Chalmers, Catalogue No. 41104 - Gold and Silver Mills, Frasher & Chalmers, Catalogue No. 4
Holabird Western Americana Collections
Few mill catalogs exist! 9th edition. February 1900. Chicago & London. Light green softcover. 252 pages. Index in the front. Previous owner'...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to T*********t for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Group of East Coast Mining Stock Certificates1105 - Group of East Coast Mining Stock Certificates
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Nine certificates from the Eastern United States, mostly issued. 1)Palachian Mining Co. (DE), issued in 1906. Three mining vignettes. No location note
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to c*********p for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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International Correspondence Schools Complete Courses on Mining Subjects1106 - International Correspondence Schools Complete Courses on Mining Subjects
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Courses include (among others) Assaying, Sampling Ores, Haulage, Mineralogy, Flotation Process, Theoretical Chemistry, Stationary Gas Engines, Steam E
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to 8******1 for (50.00 + 9.75) x 1 = 59.75
 
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Miner's Candlestick with Homemade Repairs1107 - Miner's Candlestick with Homemade Repairs
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Wire hook and candle holder have been added after the original was lost. Unique piece!City: County: State:
Bidding Has Concluded
Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
 
 
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Mines, Mills and Furnaces, Raymond, 18711108 - Mines, Mills and Furnaces, Raymond, 1871
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Raymond, Ross. Mines, Mills and Furnaces of the Pacific States and Territories.. 1871, 566pp, plus advertisements, triple indexed (mines, counties and
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to e**********t for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Silver and Gold, Raymond, 18731109 - Silver and Gold, Raymond, 1873
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Raymond, Ross; Silver and Gold…; Ford & Co., New York; 1873. 566 pages, triple indexed (mines, counties and districts, subjects). This book is a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 150.00 - 300.00
Sold to m********y for (75.00 + 14.63) x 1 = 89.63
 
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Pacific Coast Mining Review, 1878-791110 - Pacific Coast Mining Review, 1878-79
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Wonderful source of information about the mining industries of the West. Pacific Coast Annual Mining Review and Stock Ledger Containing Detailed Offic
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to T*********t for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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Panzoologicomineralogia. Or a Complete History of Animals and Minerals by Robert Lovell, 16611111 - Panzoologicomineralogia. Or a Complete History of Animals and Minerals by Robert Lovell, 1661
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Two parts in one volume. Part 1 is 528pp, part 2, A Universal History of Minerals, is 152 pp. Noted as very rare, this is the only copy we’ve seen com
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 700.00 - 1,200.00
Sold to a****a for (400.00 + 78.00) x 1 = 478.00
 
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Sholder, Patent Miners Candlestick1112 - Sholder, Patent Miners Candlestick
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Engraved June 17, '80. That is the patent date for the candlestick of Louis H. Sholder of Cleveland, OH. Distinctive, castellated thimble.Ci
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 700.00
Sold to L*****1 for (250.00 + 48.75) x 1 = 298.75
 
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The Miner's Guide and Metallurgists Directory, 18491113 - The Miner's Guide and Metallurgists Directory, 1849
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Black cloth. 86 pages plus 9 pages of advertisements. By J.W. Orton. Published by A.S. Barnes & Co., New York. Table of Contents with sections d...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,500.00
Sold to p********n for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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The Mines Handbook Succeeding the Copper Handbook, 1924, Walter Harvey Weed.1114 - The Mines Handbook Succeeding the Copper Handbook, 1924, Walter Harvey Weed.
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The 1924 Edition of the classic reference book, copyrighted in 1925. Hard cover bound in green cloth with gilt lettering. 2350 pp. The Mines Handbook
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to S*****3 for (325.00 + 63.38) x 1 = 388.38
 
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The Mining Manual and Mining Year Book, Skinner, 1922 and 19231115 - The Mining Manual and Mining Year Book, Skinner, 1922 and 1923
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Lot of two great volumes listing information for mining companies including names and addresses of mining engineers, managers, and directors. Publicat
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 800.00
 
 
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Two photographs of families with small children at mines1116 - Two photographs of families with small children at mines
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Older 5" x 7" shot in front of a head frame. Newer postcard sized photo with children in ore cart. Very interesting subject matter.City:
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Start Price : 50.00 | Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
 
 
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Western Mining Stock Group1117 - Western Mining Stock Group
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Group of mining stocks from the western states. 1)McKinley Gold Mines Co. (AZ), issued at Kansas City, MO in 1913. Operated at Jupiter Mountain, Boise
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 150.00
Sold to b*****1 for (65.00 + 12.68) x 1 = 77.68
 
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Historic Texas Tribute Piece by Ford1118 - Historic Texas Tribute Piece by Ford
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The Famous "Missing" Fantasy 1839 Texas Gold Coin This choice unique coin will become an iconic study piece for the next century. Our frie...
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Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 10,000.00
 
 
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New Varieties of Coins and Bullion, Eckfeldt and Du Bois, 1850 w/ Original Gold Samples1119 - New Varieties of Coins and Bullion, Eckfeldt and Du Bois, 1850 w/ Original Gold Samples
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Supremely rare Gold Rush era book. First edition. Contains original Gold Rush gold flake samples on pg. 45. New Varieties of Gold and Silver Coins, Co
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Start Price : 2,500.00 | Estimates : 5,000.00 - 15,000.00
 
 
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New Varieties of Coins and Bullion, Eckfeldt and Du Bois, 18511120 - New Varieties of Coins and Bullion, Eckfeldt and Du Bois, 1851
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Eckfeldt, J. & DuBois. 72pp plus illustrations of coins and additions. Brown boards, gilt lettering, with the California Horseman $10 on the cov...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 500.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 2********e for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
 
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Denver Labor Exchange 1/10 Scrip1121 - Denver Labor Exchange 1/10 Scrip
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Beautiful scrip with pictorials of Equity lady, globe with industries, and train hurtling toward the land of plenty. (Notice the reference to silver a
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t****o for (85.00 + 16.58) x 1 = 101.58
 
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Labor Exchange Fractional Note Scrip, 5/100, Denver, 18971122 - Labor Exchange Fractional Note Scrip, 5/100, Denver, 1897
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Labor Exchange Scrip for 5/100. #909. Branch No. 158, Denver, Colo., 1897. Red writing and vignette on front: "Labor Exchange" curving aro...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to t****o for (85.00 + 16.58) x 1 = 101.58
 
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The Colorado Supply Company 10c Scrip1123 - The Colorado Supply Company 10c Scrip
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April 1, 1901. Number 63946. Not to be used for cash, but can be used for any store of said company. Signed by treasurer. Black on light yellow underp
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 300.00
Sold to c*********p for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Rhyolite Clearing House Certificate $1.00 Scrip1124 - Rhyolite Clearing House Certificate $1.00 Scrip
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Series D, One dollar, printed on rust colored paper. Printed by Britton & Rey, San Francisco. Graded by PMG Choice About Uncirculated 58. Fabulo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 600.00 - 1,000.00
Sold to 2*****l for (500.00 + 97.50) x 1 = 597.50
 
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Clark, Gruber & Co., Famous Coin Firm, Leavenworth City, KS 1863 check1125 - Clark, Gruber & Co., Famous Coin Firm, Leavenworth City, KS 1863 check
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Rare territorial check from a famous Denver coin firm. #102. Datelined Leavenworth City, Oct. 8, 1863. Banking House of Clark, Gruber & Co. Pay ...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to r******8 for (550.00 + 107.25) x 1 = 657.25
 
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Clark, Gruber & Co. Famous Coin Firm Check1126 - Clark, Gruber & Co. Famous Coin Firm Check
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A second rare territorial check from the famous Denver coin firm. #80. Datelined Leavenworth City, Sept. 18, 1863. Banking House of Clark, Gruber &a...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 700.00
Sold to r******8 for (275.00 + 53.63) x 1 = 328.63
 
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California numismatic letter with cover from US Treasury Dept.1127 - California numismatic letter with cover from US Treasury Dept.
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This 1868 cover with letter was mailed from the United States Treasury in Boston to Mr. E. Neally, Collector of Customs, Bath, Maine. The letter infor
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 100.00 - 200.00
Sold to a*******s for (190.00 + 37.05) x 1 = 227.05
 
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Mint of United States at Carson, Internal Calculations on an Ingot1128 - Mint of United States at Carson, Internal Calculations on an Ingot
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$3.10 taken as sample from bar valued at $1277.85. Cashier's Office letterhead. Initialed AGR. $3.10 taken as sample from bar valued at $1277.85...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to C********a.. for (100.00 + 19.50) x 1 = 119.50
 
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Three Carson City Mint Documents1129 - Three Carson City Mint Documents
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1) Memorandum of Gold Bullion, 1898. To Palmer Brothers. Signed by Cunningham. 2&3) Two 1890 letters. Signed by L. L. Elrod to R. P. Keating, su...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 170.00 - 350.00
Sold to d******0 for (425.00 + 82.88) x 1 = 507.88
 
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U.S. Mint Bullion Memorandum and Cashier's Office Statement, Carson, NV1130 - U.S. Mint Bullion Memorandum and Cashier's Office Statement, Carson, NV
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Nice pair of documents from the famous Carson City Mint. 1) Statement on The Mint of the United States at Carson, Nevada, Cashier's Office lette...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to a*******s for (225.00 + 43.88) x 1 = 268.88
 
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Treasure Box (strong box) #11131 - Treasure Box (strong box) #1
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Fireproof box, circa 1890-1900. Key lock, no manufacturer. Often known as a "floor safe", and placed beneath floor boards. The internal c...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to d******0 for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Treasure Box (strong box) #21132 - Treasure Box (strong box) #2
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Wall safe. With key. Circa 1870-1890's. Some Victorian paint still retained on the door front. These safes were placed inside a wall, often beh...
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
 
 
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Treasure Box (strong box) #31133 - Treasure Box (strong box) #3
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Floor safe. Fireproof. Repainted black circa 1870-1880's. Constructed for a pad lock on the top, not a key insert. Measures 7" x 10 1/2&quo...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 600.00
Sold to 8******1 for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Alaska Mint Silver Ingot1134 - Alaska Mint Silver Ingot
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5.5Troy Oz, .999 fine.City: County: State: AKDate:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 120.00 - 225.00
Sold to c********b.. for (150.00 + 29.25) x 1 = 179.25
 
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Circle City Silver Ingot 11135 - Circle City Silver Ingot 1
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5.05 troy oz. 999 fine.City: Circle CityCounty: Maricopa CountyState: AZDate:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b******t for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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Circle City Silver Ingot 21136 - Circle City Silver Ingot 2
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4.96 troy oz. 999 fine.City: Circle CityCounty: Maricopa CountyState: AZDate:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********b.. for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Tombstone Silver Ingot 11137 - Tombstone Silver Ingot 1
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No. 00747. 5 troy oz, .999 fine.City: TombstoneCounty: Cochise CountyState: AZDate:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to R*******8 for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Tombstone Silver Ingot 21138 - Tombstone Silver Ingot 2
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No. 00748. 5 troy oz, .999 fine.City: TombstoneCounty: Cochise CountyState: AZDate:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t****o for (200.00 + 39.00) x 1 = 239.00
 
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Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 11139 - Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 1
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5 troy oz. .999 fine. We could not find much information on this particular company. "No information on the company other than a listing of Pho...
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p*****c for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 21140 - Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 2
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5 troy oz. .999 fine.City: PhoenixCounty: State: AZDate: c1960
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to l******8 for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 31141 - Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 3
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5 troy oz. .999 fine.City: PhoenixCounty: State: AZDate: c1960
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********b.. for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 41142 - Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 4
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5 troy oz. .999 fine.City: PhoenixCounty: State: AZDate: c1960
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p******y for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 51143 - Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 5
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5 troy oz. .999 fine.City: PhoenixCounty: State: AZDate: c1960
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to b********s for (130.00 + 25.35) x 1 = 155.35
 
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Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 61144 - Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 6
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5 troy oz. .999 fine.City: PhoenixCounty: State: AZDate: c1960
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c*********p for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 71145 - Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 7
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5 troy oz. .999 fine.City: PhoenixCounty: State: AZDate: c1960
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to t********n.. for (140.00 + 27.30) x 1 = 167.30
 
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Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 81146 - Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 8
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5 troy oz. .999 fine.City: PhoenixCounty: State: AZDate: c1960
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to c********b.. for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 91147 - Phoenix Precious Metals Inc. Ingot 9
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5 troy oz. .999 fine.City: PhoenixCounty: State: AZDate: c1960
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 200.00 - 400.00
Sold to p******y for (120.00 + 23.40) x 1 = 143.40
 
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Yellow Daisy Refining Co. Silver Ingot 11148 - Yellow Daisy Refining Co. Silver Ingot 1
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5.550 troy oz, .999 fine.City: County: Maricopa CountyState: AZDate:
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Start Price : 125.00 | Estimates : 250.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Thorne Mining & Refining Co. Silver Ingot1149 - Thorne Mining & Refining Co. Silver Ingot
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2.300 troy oz, .9998 fine. Much has been written on the Thorne pieces, especially by me (FH). While I did finally see absolute documentary proof that
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Start Price : 400.00 | Estimates : 800.00 - 1,550.00
 
 
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Yellow Daisy Refining Co. Silver Ingot 21150 - Yellow Daisy Refining Co. Silver Ingot 2
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6 troy oz, .999 fine.City: County: Maricopa CountyState: AZDate:
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Yellow Daisy Refining Co. Silver Ingot 31151 - Yellow Daisy Refining Co. Silver Ingot 3
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6.070 troy oz, .999 fine.City: County: Maricopa CountyState: AZDate:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
Sold to c********b.. for (375.00 + 73.13) x 1 = 448.13
 
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Yellow Daisy Refining Co. Silver Ingot 41152 - Yellow Daisy Refining Co. Silver Ingot 4
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6.310 troy oz, .999 fineCity: County: Maricopa CountyState: AZDate:
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Start Price : 150.00 | Estimates : 300.00 - 500.00
 
 
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Rarities Mint Silver Ingot 11153 - Rarities Mint Silver Ingot 1
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5.270 troy oz, .999+ fine.City: AnaheimCounty: Orange CountyState: CADate:
Bidding Has Concluded
Estimates : 220.00 - 425.00
Sold to c********b.. for (110.00 + 21.45) x 1 = 131.45
 
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