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Very Important Pioneer Gold Coiners Document. San Francisco, California. Curtis Perry & Ward. Gold M

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Very Important Pioneer Gold Coiners Document. San Francisco, California. Curtis Perry & Ward. Gold M
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Very Important Pioneer Gold Coiners Document. San Francisco, California. Curtis Perry & Ward. Gold Memoranda. 1853. Very Fine. No. 4400. A Gold Dust memoranda with a high net proceeds amount of $3,708.20. Terrific penned details throughout and just a few minor splits and stains to mention.

Joseph R. Curtis, Philo H. Perry, and Samuel H. Ward were partners in New York when they joined up with pioneer assayer John Little Moffat. They obtained coining equipment and traveled to San Francisco with the expressed purpose of melting down gold dust and nuggets and striking coins which they commence in the summer of 1849. They soon became the most respected and preeminent California gold coiners and were contracted in 1851 to produce coins for the newly formed U.S. Assay Office.
Although their contract with the U.S. Assay Office did not cease until November 1853, the trio separately accepted gold deposits for melting and assaying into bars and ingots. They continued to do so when partner Ward died in July 1853 but evidently halted that operation when the new San Francisco Mint opened on April 15, 1854.

These receipts are extremely rare and highly sought after.