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LEADVILLE, COLORADO

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Leadville mining stock certificates.  Collecting mining stock certificates, or scripophily, is another way of entering and/or researching the history of Leadville, Colorado.  These pieces of printed paper represent financial transactions that form part of our historical perception of the past.  Ornate engravings may attract the collector, but it historical significance that defines the ultimate intrinsic value of a mining stock certificate.

 

HORACE A. W. TABOR (Leadville, Colorado's legendary silver mining king) signed mining stock certificate, 1890

THE HUNKI DORI CONSOLIDATED SILVER MINING COMPANY, 1890

Issued June 26, 1890, uncancelled.  Signed by H.A.W. Tabor as president.  "Location of Mines: Summit County, Colorado" printed on certificate.  Hunk-Dori Mine located in Ten-Mile District, Summit County, Colorado.  According to Professor Duane A. Smith of Ft. Lewis College, "The Hunki Dori Company made Horace its president, established a pool to sell stocks in the 1890s, then found the public not so gullible."  Page 270, HORACE TABOR: His Life and The Legend, 1st edition, 1973.  Condition: near fine; upper right-hand corner has some minor wear.

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HORACE A. W. TABOR (Leadville, Colorado's legendary silver mining king) signed mining stock certificate, 1892

THE ANACONDA EXTENSION GOLD MINING COMPANY, of Cripple Creek, Colorado

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Mining stock certificate Issued August 18, 1892, uncancelled.  This is one of the very few -- probably less than 5 -- known certificates from this company known to be signed by H.A.W. Tabor as president and uncancelled.  Most of the mining stock certificates known from this company are cancelled and signed by other officers of the company.

Several folds, otherwise in very good plus condition.  Horace Tabor was Leadville's Silver King.  His history became Colorado legend.  Although Tabor had tied a significant amount of his wealth to silver mining, he was convinced by several of his business partners -- D.H. Moffat, Eben Smith, R.H Reid, O.H.P. Baxter, among others -- to diversify into gold mining properties.  And thus, he invested in this Cripple Creek gold mine, not far from Moffat and Smith's Anaconda Gold Mining Company.  This is a rare certificate, even more so when issued and uncancelled.

 

THE ARGENT MINING COMPANY OF LEADVILLE, 1883

Issued 1883, uncancelled, very good condition

 

 

THE MINER BOY MINING COMPANY, 1881

Stock certificate issued November 4, 1881, uncancelled; two folds, very good plus condition.  Company's mining property was located on Breece Hill, California Mining District, near Leadville, Colorado (re: Page 427, 1883 Colorado Mining Directory, compiled by Corregan and Lingane).

 

 

THE SOUTH SIDE MILLING AND MINING COMPANY, 1881

Issued September 8, 1881, uncancelled; very good condition; printed on certificate: Leadville (also, reference the 1883 Colorado Mining Directory, edited by Corregan and Lingane.

 

 

THE CONTINENTAL MINING COMPANY, 1883

Issued March 20, 1883, uncancelled; near fine condition; Hamilton & Curl, Topeka, Kansas, printers; MINING PROPERTY IN LEADVILLE, LAKE COUNTY, COLORADO (reference: Director of the Mint report, Precious Metals, 1883).

 

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