The Al Adams Collection of Gold Rush coins and other related items will be offered by Holabird Western Americana from 15th to 18th March in Reno, Nevada.
Items related to Georgia and North Carolina Gold Rush, dated circa 1799 to the 1840s, like the first gold company stock certificate (1807), Gold lottery tickets for Georgia land, Gold lot deeds with medals rarely seen by collectors, Belfast Mining Co. scrip collection (1830s), will be offered during the auctions.
An 1849 Miners’ Bank pioneer gold $10 coin, graded AU 58 with a CAC sticker will be offered. The bank was in operation during the early gold rush business in San Francisco. $1, $3 and $5 notes were issued by them on 1st March 1849. They also issued undated fractional denominations later. The gold $10 coins were probably struck before 9th August 1849.The offered coin has an estimated value of $45,000 to $80,000.
An uncut sheet of two $50 and two $100 Belfast Mining Company scrip notes, printed by Endicott & Co. of New Orleans, graded Very Fine 30 by PMG, will be offered with an estimate of $5,000 to $10,000. The company was situated in Dahlonega, Georgia.
The Manhattan Silver Mining Co. situated in Austin, Nevada, issued $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100 scrip notes to provide salary to their miners. People were allowed to exchange Merchantable Silver instead of these notes. $1 and $10 scrip notes are offered at the auction and both of them are imprinted with revenue stamps. The notes have an estimated value of $100 to $200.
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