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Minting California gold coins...
Item # 596444
November 10, 1849
OLIVE BRANCH, Boston, November 10, 1849
* California gold rush
The back page has: "California Facts" which includes: "...Within a few days gold coins of the value of ten dollars made from the California metal have been issued by Messrs. Moffatt and Co...and by Messrs. Wright & Co...of San Francisco. They are very similar in appearance and also strongly resemble the $10 gold piece coined at the U.S. Mint..." with more. Also: "Mr. Sutter is now sitting to Mr. Osgood for a portrait..." with more on him (see photos).
Four pages, foxing in the upper quadrant of the front page & at some folds, minor margin wear.
Category: Pre-Civil War