Lot 83 of 455:
California Bond for the Erection of a Prison 1853  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$450
$700 - $1,000

Bond of the State of California for the Erection of a Prison


San Francisco

Printed by Fishbourne's Lithography



Single sheet bond. Illustrated with images of the proposed prison, riders on horseback, George Washington, and other vignettes. With 18 of the original 20 coupons still attached, each signed by Treasurer Richard Roman and marked "paid." 43.5x36 cm (17x14½"). 

The bond, #7, dated October 1 1853, is in the amount of $500 and is signed by California Governor John Bigler, Controller William S. Pierce, and Treasurer Richard Roman. The Prison to be built was San Quentin.

Lot Amendments

Some light creases from original folds, ½" closed tear to top edge, just a bit of light toning to edges; else fine.

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