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Sutro Gold & Silver Mining Company

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Stock & Bond - Mining Start Price:350.00 USD Estimated At:700.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Sutro Gold & Silver Mining Company
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Rare. # 97 for 50 shares to Francis Read. Signed by JC Ruhling (per Collins 1864) and NW Winton as president. Dateline Virginia 1863. [Although the year has not been entered, we have sold a January 1864 cert. with a much higher number making this at least 1863.] Washington and Franklin vignettes. Britton & Co. printer. 25c Bond Revenue stamp on reverse. Bottom right corner torn. Light foxing throughout. Etc, Still rare and nice. JC Ruhling was working in E. Ruhling & Co assayer and bankers according to the 1863 Kelly Directory. Ruhling was one of the pioneer assay firms on the Comstock. He quickly took control of a significant portion of the assay business after he opened his office at Virginia City in 1860. When the Bank of California opened their doors in that location with William Sharon at the helm in 1864, the bank required precise information on the mining interests to which they were loaning money. Ruhling was the “go-to” assayer for Sharon, keeping him abreast of the values of the mines and production, allowing him to make informed decisions on high risk ventures. Over the years, the two became close friends, according to several sources. Prag Collection State: Nevada City: Virginia City Date: 1863 HWAC# 84507