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Pioneer Gold Coiner Check. San Francisco, California. Dunbar's California Bank. Bank Check. 1850. Ab

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Pioneer Gold Coiner Check. San Francisco, California. Dunbar's California Bank. Bank Check. 1850. Ab
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Pioneer Gold Coiner Check. San Francisco, California. Dunbar's California Bank. Bank Check. 1850. About Uncirculated. Remainder. Imprint of Alta California Office, Portsmouth Square, San Francisco. An appealing gold rush era bank check which shows just a vertical fold and modest handling.

Edward E. Dunbar’s Banking and Exchange Office was a well-regarded early pioneer banker during the gold rush. He had arrived in San Francisco from New York on February 28. 1849. His early auction business was blown up by gunpowder at the time of the great fire in San Francisco early in 1850. He quickly reestablished, operating Dunbar’s California Bank on Montgomery Street where he bought and sold gold dust.

Sometime between December and April, Dunbar obtained coining equipment and dies and issued his own coins which are extremely rare today.