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The E-Sylum: Volume 25, Number 7, February 13, 2022, Article 24

HOLABIRD FEBRUARY 2022 SALE SELECTIONS

Here are some numismatic items that caught my eye in the February 2022 Holabird Western Americana Collections LLC sale. -Editor

Lot 2391: San Francisco Mint Silver Ingot
San Francisco Mint Silver Ingot front San Francisco Mint Silver Ingot back

Old style, pre World War II logo of the Mint of the United States at San Francisco. Number 1366 / 999.75 / Fine. Reverse: 6.61 ozs.

Great item - seldom seen. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
U.S. San Francisco Mint Silver Ingot [145806] (https://holabirdamericana.liveauctiongroup.com/U-S-San-Francisco-Mint-Silver-Ingot-145806_i44229208?t=HEBWT6)

Miners Union Scrip
Miners Union Scrip

Fanciful propaganda scrip c. 1907 used by Goldfield, NV mine union workers demanding cash pay from the mine owners headed by George Wingfield who had instituted a scrip system as one way to break the union. Obverse reads "Exploitation Mercantile Company," "Good for Five Dollars in Trade," Branch of the Consolidated Mines Company," "Teddy Bear Currency," signed by E.Z. Marks/Cashier. Reverse reads "This is the Only Kind of Money Nevada Will See if the Goldfield Miners Union Lose the Strike Against the Infamous Scrip System."

Accompanying article and photos from Online Nevada Encyclopedia. This is unarguably the most important Nevada scrip note extant, and this piece is in AU+ condition, possibly the finest known. Mining company scrip was commonplace in eastern US mines, made an introduction into Colorado and some other western states, but never took off as a money source. Out west, miners wanted to be paid in gold and silver, the same metals that they mined. In Nevada, nobody accepted the scrip system, and it collapsed after the miners strikes around the West in the c1905-1915 period. Extremely rare.

Wow - very interesting item. I wasn't aware of this strike or scrip. A numismatic item issued in protest of another numismatic item. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Miners Union Scrip, Goldfield (Fanciful, Very Rare) [145082] (https://holabirdamericana.liveauctiongroup.com/Miners-Union-Scrip-Goldfield-Fanciful-Very-Rare-145082_i44229148?t=HEBWT6)

Carson City U.S. Mint Bag Manilal Chimanlal & Co. Ingot
Lots 2346 and 2354
Lot 2346: Carson City U.S. Mint Bag
Canvas bag, 19 inches tall by 13" wide. Measuring 10 inches down from the top, it reads, horizontally, in letters 1/2 inch tall: "U.S. Mint / Carson City / Nevada." On the reverse is written 5/8.5 in purple ink. A similar bag sold in our April 2015 auction for $900.

These are way cool. Great display item. Imagine if it were still filled! -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Carson City U.S. Mint Bag [146104] (https://holabirdamericana.liveauctiongroup.com/Carson-City-U-S-Mint-Bag-146104_i44229162?t=HEBWT6)

Lot 2354: Manilal Chimanlal & Co. Ingot
Messers Manilal Chimanlal & Co. 10 tolas. (4.1 ounces). 45 x 31 mm. Although the exact years of production for these bars is not known, the bar features the map of undivided India on one side so it was probably minted before 1947 when the partition happened. Also, there are 5 Tolas and 10 Tolas bars with the H.M. Mint (His Majesty's Mint) crown logo which was renamed to India Government Mint in 1947 and this is one more reason to believe that these bars were produced during the British-India rule before independence.

Interesting piece. Do any of our readers collect ingots? -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Silver Ingot from India [145997] (https://holabirdamericana.liveauctiongroup.com/Silver-Ingot-from-India-145997_i44229170?t=HEBWT6)

Lot 2330: 1820 Hudson Bay Company One Pound Sterling Certificate
1820 Hudson Bay Company One Pound Sterling Certificate

Hudson Bay Company 1820 one pound sterling certificate. Issued June 1821 at York Factory in Ruperts Land. Signed by Governor Williams (sp?) and Accountant John Spencer. Payable sixty days after sight at the Hudson Bay House, London. Other Hudson Bay one pound sterling certificates sold for $1,100 in 2009 and $900 in 2011. Once framed, now glued to cardboard backing, Otherwise in good condition. Rare and early piece.

Cool item from the Governor & Company of Adventurers of England. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Hudson Bay Company 1820 One Pound Sterling Certificate [144995] (https://holabirdamericana.liveauctiongroup.com/Hudson-Bay-Company-1820-One-Pound-Sterling-Certificate-144995_i44229146?t=HEBWT6)

Lot 2348: New York City Draft Riot Damages Check
New York City Draft Riot Damages Check

New York City Draft Riot Damages Check. Partially printed check # 4291, issued to Robert C. Hutchings for $250, drawn on the Broadway Bank, New York, dated October 31st, 1863, signed by Matthew Brennan/Comptroller, for services as Secretary of Committee on Riot Damages. Also signed by the Mayor of New York City and the Clerk Board Superintendent (handwriting illegible). Blue printed lettering with Riot Damages in red ink on left edge printed vertically. Two holes in center of check indicate slash cancellation.

Note: Riots broke out throughout the country following passage of President Lincoln's Conscription Act passed in March of 1863 which allowed men of means to avoid having to join the Union Army by hiring a substitute or paying a $300 fee. That summer, on July 13th, working class men in New York City, mostly Irish Americans, took to the streets for four days, leaving as many as 1,000 people dead, mansions and store fronts looted and burned down, while lynch mobs terrorized Blacks (who only later were conscripted into military service as soldiers). A colored orphan asylum was set on fire. Order was restored only after five regiments were sent in from Gettysburg armed with cannons and Gatling guns.

Very cool and historic item. I don't believe I've ever seen one of these before. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
New York City 1863 Draft Riot Damages Check [145088] (https://holabirdamericana.liveauctiongroup.com/New-York-City-1863-Draft-Riot-Damages-Check-145088_i44229164?t=HEBWT6)

Lot 2447: J. M. Taylor Counterstamp
J. M. Taylor Counterstamp

Seated Liberty quarter dated 1853 (with arrows) counter stamped "J. M. Taylor / Broker / Brooklyn. L. I." Listed in Rulau's "Standard Catalog of United States Tokens" on pages 325 and 359. Rulau says two known.

Nice example on a scarcer undertype. -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Counter Stamped Seated Liberty Quarter [146191] (https://holabirdamericana.liveauctiongroup.com/Counter-Stamped-Seated-Liberty-Quarter-146191_i44229264)

Lot 2510: Bryan Government Dollar
Bryan Government Dollar HK-783

HK-783 Silver, reeded edge, 38 mm, Uncirculated condition.

Obv. In 13 lines, first and last curved, others straight, A Government Dollar / Contains / 412 1/2 Grains / of Silver 900/1000 Fine / This Piece of Silver / is the Size and Weight of / a Government Dollar / Containing / 412 1/2 Grains of Silver 900/1000 Fine / and its Value / July 5th 1900 / was 48 Cents / Gorham Mfg. Co. Silversmiths; no rim. Rev. In five straight lines, Market Value / July 5th 1900--48 Cents / Coinage Value / at the Rate of 16 to 1 100 Cents / ?; no rim.

Nice item! -Editor

To read the complete lot description, see:
Bryan Dollar: HK-783 [142454] (https://holabirdamericana.liveauctiongroup.com/Bryan-Dollar-HK-783-142454_i44229327)

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Wayne Homren, Editor

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