Lot 44 of 431:
California debt bond 1851  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyer's Premium):$300
Estimate:
$500 - $800

Title:
Bond of the State of California 1851
Author:
Place:
San Francisco
Publisher:
E.F. Butler
Date:
1851
Description:

Single sheet bond. With image of state seal at the top of the bond; vignette figure at right, ornate corner designs. 5 of 8 coupons still intact, marked "paid." 28x34 cm (11x13"). 

California bond in the amount of $500 signed August 25, 1851 to help fund the debt of the state. Signed by California State Governor John McDougal[l], Controller John Houston, and Treasurer Richard Roman. Roman also signed the verso with the dateline "Vallejo, Califa / Augt 25, 1851." McDougall was California's second Governor, completing the term vacated by Peter Burnett. 

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Condition:
Early folds, light chipping and toning to edges, small hole in the middle portion of the document; very good.
 
Item number:
303528
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