NEVADA GOLD NUGGET - This beautiful gold / quartz specimen was found
with a metal detector in Pershing County, Nevada, in the Dun Glen
Placer Fields - East Range. Total weight is .72 ounce or 22.4
grams (almost 3/4 of an ounce!). Contains about 25% quartz matrix so it
is 75% native gold. The (3) images above show both sides close up
and the nugget beside an old mercury dime for scale. RARE SPECIMEN -
THE ARRARIA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Incorporated (in 1894) Under the Laws
of Colorado - Very rare and beautiful stock certificate. Mines Located on Farncomb Hill, Summit County, Colorado. Issued to the company secretary, O. B. Selfridge Jr. Signed at bottom by the assistant secretay E. E. Shepherd. Office at Denver. Breckenridge Mining District.
POURED JOHNSON MATTHEY SILVER BULLION BAR - 20 troy ounce 999+ fine
silver ingot. Unique serial number stamped along the right side. Bottom
stamp reads: J. M. LTD. ASSAY OFFICE - CANADA. Scarce collectors bar.
Price - $1,200
OURAY, COLORADO MINING DEEDS - Set of 3 - More information: All
are notorized and stamped with a notary seal. The 1901 was notorized by
Marshall Black and includes
his fancy seal (I'm not sure if he was an actual "marshall"). They fold
out into a large document that includes detailed information about the
location of the mining claims. The 1899 mentions the Homestake Lode
Claim and the 1901 the Monitor #2 Lode Claim. I was unable to read the
name of the claim on the 1903 deed - Someone more familiar with this
region could probably figure it out. All were in the Uncompahgre Mining District in the San Juan Mountains. Ores from this district produced gold, silver, copper, lead and zinc. Ouray County.
- 1989 HOMESTAKE MINING COMPANY Commemorative Silver Round - One Troy
Ounce .999 Fine. Reverse reads: HOMESTAKE GOLD MINE - Maintenance -
LEAD, SOUTH DAKOTA. It is still sealed in the original plastic. The
silver has toned nicely over the years. These have become very
popular with Black Hills collectors and there are certainly not enough
to go around. Their value keeps going up. Price - $95.00
MINING COMPANY Silver Bullion Bar - Hand poured ingot made in 1977 at Lead, South Dakota. Bar
# 5298 - 9.62 oz - 999.0 Fine. All Homestake bars are becoming tough to
find, but these older bars with the fancy logo are almost impossible to
acquire. This one was recently found in an old house, hidden behind a wall... still inside the original burlap pouch.
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- 2001 HOMESTAKE MINING COMPANY Gold & Silver Commemorative Bullion
Coin - Scarce issue - 1/10 ounce of 999.0 Fine Gold surrounded by pure
silver. 125 Years of Mining. Reverse reads: United States of America,
Canada, Argentina, Australia, Chile. Comes in a fancy display box.
Price - $275
Due to the overwhelming number of emails I receive everyday asking about STOCK RESEARCH,
I decided to add a couple of links below that should get you started in
the right direction. These companies will tell you if your certificates
still have any REAL (share) stock value:
GENUINE ALASKAN GOLD NUGGET (shown left)
Weight: 7 Grams
tested by a jeweler at 81% gold or about 19K. This solid nugget is
suitable for jewelry or just as a good investment. Nice specimen!
Price - $450
CRIPPLE CREEK & VICTOR COLORADO
1 Ounce .999 Fine Silver Bullion Coins. Beautiful Coins in excellent
condition. Each one commemorating a specific historic mine in the
Cripple Creek Mining District. Dates available:
1998 - THE CRESSON MINE - Price $80.00
1999 - THE INDEPENDENCE MINE - Price $80.00
2000 - THE THERESA MINE - Price $80.00
2001 - THE AMERICAN EAGLES MINE - Price $80.00
2003 - THE PORTLAND MINE - Price $80.00
2006 - THE DEADWOOD MINE - Price $80.00
The reverse side of each one contains in large letters - CC & V (Cripple Creek and Victor)
1884 THE ATLANTIC PACIFIC RAILWAY TUNNEL COMPANY - Incorporated Under the Laws of the State of Colorado - This
operation was the dream of Marcus "Brick" M. Pomeroy, a newspaper
publisher and promoter, who wanted to bore an 18,000 foot long train
tunnel through the Continental Divide in Colorado. Some of the mountain
peaks noted on the certificate: MT. OF HOLY CROSS, GREY'S PEAK, TORRY'S
PEAK, KELSO MT., and LOVELAND PASS. Pomeroy claimed that ore from the
tunnel was rich in lead & silver and was being shipped by the car
loads, however, no record of this has been found. Signed by A. S. Whitaker as vice president and Douglas Washburn as company secretary. The tunnel was never
finished. Price - $295
MINERS & PROSPECTORS ASSOCIATION One Ounce .999 Fine Silver Rounds
(right). I have the following issues available: 1983 - 1984 - 1985 -
1986 - 1987. Each one has a REAL placer gold nugget affixed to it! The
reverse looks the same on all on them, showing the
Great Seal of the State of Nevada. Issue # engraved in rim. Price each - $120
LYNCH 1 Troy oz. Hand Poured Gold Bar - 999.9 Fine - Scarce and
historic collectors ingot (shown below) These were sold to investors shortly after
the United States gold restrictions were lifted on January 1st, 1975.
The famous Bull logo is stamped at the top. Small but thick bar....
shaped like a small "loaf" ingot. *** Not currently for sale
CALIFORNIA GOLD COINS - Reeded Edge - Reverse shows the Great Seal
of the State of California. Years available:
1986 - Grizzly Bear - 1/10 Troy Ounce - .999 Fine - Price $295
1987 - Grizzly Bear - 1/10 Troy Ounce - .999 Fine - Price $295
1991 - Grizzly Bear with Cub - 1/10 Troy Ounce - .9999 Fine - Price $265
1992 - Grizzly Bear with Cub - 1/4 Troy Ounce - .9999 Fine - Price $599
(This one is still sealed in the original holder)
1993 - Grizzly Bear with Cub - 1/10 Troy Ounce - .9999 Fine - Price $250
1896 THE ARRARIA GOLD MINING COMPANY - Breckenridge Mining District, Colorado
THE GOLD BAR MINE - One Ounce Silver Coin. Reeded edge. The silver used
to make these rounds was actually mined from the Gold Bar. The front
side shows a mine shaft built with timbers and the reverse shows a
bullfrog with the text: GOLD BAR, BULLFROG DISTRICT, NYE CO.,
NEVADA - BEATTY, GOLD CENTER, TRANSVAAL, GREENWATER, LILAC, JOHNNIE.
Very scarce issue! Price - $175
I am always happy to make offers to serious sellers,
however, I cannot offer free appraisals. An appraisal represents the
full retail value during the best of times. Keep in mind that I
purchase most stock certificates for resale (like any other antique
dealer) and can't pay full retail and still stay in business. As much as I would like to, I
cannot offer specific information about old mining companies. (There are just not enough hours in a day)
Please note: Prices for bullion-related items will fluctuate with the current market
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my address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
OLD WEST HISTORY STORE
AUTHENTIC EARLY WESTERN MINING STOCK CERTIFICATES
~ Own a Piece of the Old West ~
Greetings fellow western
history buffs! I am a small dealer and collector of early western
mining stocks & bonds. The hobby of collecting stock certificates
is known as "scripophily". My specialty is mining-related documents but
I do offer stocks from other industries as well.
I invite you to browse my
online catalog by clicking the links above. I think you will find my
prices to be quite reasonable, and in most cases, I can offer a nice
discount if you purchase more than one certificate at a time. Imagine
owning an actual gold mining certificate issued during the wild days of
Deadwood, when the region was still called Dakota Territory, or a stock
from the boom days of Cripple Creek, Colorado; also known as the
"Worlds Greatest Gold Camp". Many of these certificates contain
beautiful vignettes that are like a little window to the past. Whether
you enjoy Old West history or are just looking for a unique gift
for someone special, I guarantee you will be satisfied with your
purchase. Old stock certificates always look nice framed in the
home or office. What a great conversation piece!
Feel free to ask questions........
Jeff J. Daly
the certificates posted on the pages below are available for purchase, unless
"SOLD" is printed beneath the item. I am adding new certificates on a
regular basis... so stop back often to see the newest additions. Your
interest in my early western documents is much appreciated!
~ WANTED ~
Your accumulations of pre-1920 stock certificates. Email for prompt offer. Please include scans
old documents are often discovered in attics or long-forgotten boxes
and drawers. Many people are unaware of the historical and collector
value and simply throw them out. I am always looking for new and
interesting stocks certificates (and bonds) to replenish my inventory.
I will buy single pieces or a whole box!
NEVEX GOLD COMPANY COIN - Haywood Santiago Mine. Nevada's Historic
Comstock Lode 1859. Contains a great image of an early prospector with
his pack mule. 1 Troy Ounce .999 Fine Silver. (front & back shown above) Price - $62.00
EMIRATES GOLD EGO
500 Gram Silver Bar - Ingot
size is also referred to as the 1/2 KILO. Attractive bar produced
at Dubai in the United Arab Emirates. If you look closely you can see
some cooling rings.
*** Not currently for sale
MINOT, WARD COUNTY, NORTH DAKOTA CENTENNIAL COIN - One Oz. Silver. Each
one was numbered. Map of the region on reverse. I have 2 of these to
offer. Price / each - $65.00
For security reasons, ALL gold & silver items are stored in a bank safety deposit box
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HOMESTAKE MINING COMPANY SILVER BULLION BARS
- Loaf style ingots produced in the Black Hills at Lead, South Dakota.
The Homestake has long-since closed and no more of these are being made.
In my experience there are more collectors of these than there are bars
to go around. These ingots were
hand poured and stamped.
Most notable is the bar poured in 1985
- 48.84 Ounces. This is the most attractive example I have owned. The
numbers are large and were very carefully stamped into the bar. Also
notice the cooling rings. This "brick" of pure silver weighs about 3
*** Not currently for sale
THE GOLD CRATER MINING COMPANY - Incorporated in 1895 - CRIPPLE CREEK, COLORADO - Rare certificate issued 116 years ago on January 7th, 1896 for 200 shares worth $5 each. Hand-signed by H. C. McCreery as secretary and J. R. McKinnie as vice president. Printed by the Elgan Bank Note Company of Denver, CO.
The Gold Crater Mining Company is one of the most important companies of the Cripple Creek District. Winfield Scott Stratton, Cripple Creeks' first millionaire, owned this operation. Vignette shows two volcanic craters. W. S. Stratton
had a theory that the rich gold veins of the district emanated
from a volcano; also known as the "Bowl of Gold" theory. Trees and
miners cabins can be seen at the base of the mountain. H. C. McCreery, county treasurer, and alderman of Cripple Creek, was a close associate of W. S. Stratton. J. R. McKinnie was another well-known Cripple Creek mining man who became very wealthy. In his later years he lost his entire fortune. The
Gold Crater owned the Globe, Close Shave, Lady Stith, Deerborn,
Deerborn #2, and Pride of the Rockies claims. Also owned the Callie
claim on Gold Hill.
Price - $695
GENUINE OURAY, COLORADO MINING DEEDS
- Set of 3 - You can imagine an early colorado prospector riding his
horse to the claims office in town to get these. They are dated 1899 -
1901 - 1903. (See more info at left) Price - $165