The hope of finding mineral treasures was a key incentive to early American colonists-- giving rise to a rich, complex, and fascinating history of mining in the United States. This interesting collection features 5 vintage stock certificates issued by American mining companies spanning more than a century—from the 1850s to the 1970s. It includes a scarce, seldom-offered certificate issued by the Anglo-Californian Gold Mining Company in the 1850s, an unusual certificate from the Parrot Silver and Copper Company bearing a vignette of that same bird, as well as 4 more recent, colorful certificates from United States Mining Company, Homestake Mining Company, The Anaconda Company, and Phelps-Dodge Corporation. All certificates date from the 1850’s to the 1970s and are in superb collector condition.
The stocks will be housed in 1 archival quality acetate protective sleeve, ready for safe storage, display, or framing.
Each stock is roughly 10 x 8 inches.
12 x 8