NEVADA OBSOLETES

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The stories of the Comstock Lode and Virginia City are legendary. Less well known is the rise and fall of Austin, Nevada and The Manhattan Silver Mining Company. This mining company was financed by New York City interests (thus the name "Manhattan") and grew rapidly in size and influence following the Civil War. The notes offered below were intended to provide the convenience of paper money (light, portable) while carrying the backing of "hard" money - they were payable to the bearer in "Merchantable Silver" - silver coin or assayed silver ingots. They were to be issued by the Company Paymaster but this never happened - all known survivors are unissued remainders. Each note carries an imprinted US Internal Revenue Stamp (We were still paying for the Civil War). These colorful notes were produced in denominations of $1, $3, $5, $10, $20, $50 and $100. Nevada has little else to offer collectors of obsoletes at prices under $1000. The notes offered here were rescued by John J Ford, Jr, another numismatic legend. We offer individual notes and two different sets of these classics. Please take advantage of the opportunity.

AUSTIN 187_. $1 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Black print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. Pinhole at lower right corner, otherwise Gem Uncirculated. $49

AUSTIN 187_. $1 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Black print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. Gem Uncirculated. $69

AUSTIN 187_. $3 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Brown print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. Gem Uncirculated. $125

AUSTIN 187_. $3 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Brown print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. PMG Gem Uncirculated 65EPQ. $150

AUSTIN 187_. $5 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Green print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. Gem Uncirculated. $69

AUSTIN 187_. $5 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Green print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. $90

AUSTIN 187_. $5 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Green print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ. Serial 3881. $110

AUSTIN 187_. $5 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Green print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 68EPQ. Serial 3991. $135

AUSTIN 187_. $10 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Blue print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. Gem Uncirculated. $59

AUSTIN 187_. $10 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Blue print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. $80

AUSTIN 187_. $20 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Brown print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. PMG Gem Uncirculated 66EPQ. $90

AUSTIN 187_. $20 Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Brown print shows mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. PMG Superb Gem Uncirculated 67EPQ. $125

AUSTIN 187_. Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Set of THREE notes, $5, $10 and $20 showing mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. Unissued. Gem Uncirculated. $165

AUSTIN 187_. Manhattan Silver Mining Co. Set of FIVE notes, $1, $3, $5, $10 and $20 showing mining complex. Orange revenue stamp imprinted. Unissued. Gem Uncirculated. $295


EUREKA 187_. $5 Butter Cup Silver Mining Co. Classic NBNCo product. Skeleton "GOLD". Ornate green back. Crisp About Uncirculated. $3500

EUREKA 187_. $10 Butter Cup Silver Mining Co. Classic NBNCo product. Skeleton "GOLD". Ornate green back. Extremely Fine. $2500

RENO 1880. $10 Reno Savings Bank. CD for "TEN DOLLARS GOLD" also payable in San Francisco. Extremely Fine, with small break from being spindled. Great back as well. $4950