COLORADO. AURORA, MONO GO. Shares of $100, unissued. yellow, pink, black. #11100. One of the most popular of CA gold rush pieces. Shows a mine in the Bodie Mountain, in the cold high country of Mono County, east of the Sierras, with the names of all 11 mining companies consolidated into this company. Also a cornucopia, and dog-and-box. Underprint of two ladies - there were many 'ladies' in Bodie at the time! Signed by Leland Stanford as President. Stanford was governor of California at the time, and also founder of the Central Pacific Railway, among many interests. The company was an immediate and total failure. The Bodie Bluff claims became part of the Empire Gold & Silver Mining Co. of New York (inc.1864), which itself failed in 1867, having invested 400.000 in Bodie, with little or nothing to show for it. Bodie'sreal rush was in 1878-81, but that, as they say, is another story. Rarity 8.
Themes: GOLD & SILVER MINES, HSTM INDEX
Startprice: € 1000