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Rare S.S. Central America gold Ingot Assayer and Coiner. San Francisco, California. Kellogg & Richte

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:1,250.00 USD Estimated At:2,500.00 - 3,500.00 USD
Rare S.S. Central America gold Ingot Assayer and Coiner. San Francisco, California. Kellogg & Richte
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Rare S.S. Central America gold Ingot Assayer and Coiner. San Francisco, California. Kellogg & Richter. Gold Bullion Memoranda. 1854. Very Fine. No. 355. An important Kellogg Gold Rush document with a deposited value of $1,245.19 in Gold Dust. The document shows the weight prior to melting and after with and finally the net proceeds. Some edge damage at right and a hole at upper left. Otherwise bold penned details and highly important.

John G. Kellogg and G. G. Richter were cashier and assayer respectively for Joseph R. Curtis, Philo H. Perry, and Samuel H. Ward. The latter three were partners with John Little Moffat when they were contracted by the U.S. Assay Office in 1851 to melt down gold and strike gold coins in San Francisco. With the imminent opening of the San Francisco Mint, the United States Assay Office ceased operations on December 14, 1853. Meanwhile gold bullion continued to flow into the area with no place for it to be coined into money. Kellogg and Richter were implored by California bankers to open their own assaying office to melt and assay gold. They soon opened such an operation on 106 Montgomery Street.

Later that year the partnership split up with Kellogg forming a new assaying operation with John Hewston, Jr. and later with Augustus Humbert. The later partnership produced the S.S. Central America treasure ingot also in this sale.

An important document from this Gold Rush era.