Stock certificate for 20 shares in Rock Island Gold & Silver Mining Co.

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Designed by
Brown, Grafton Tyler, American, 1841 - 1918
Medium
ink on paper
Dimensions
H x W: 4 1/8 × 9 1/4 in. (10.5 × 23.5 cm)
Type
stock certificates
Date
1876
Description
This is a rectangular off-white paper stock certificate.
Obverse: Bordered by a decorative pattern that features a modified floral and half circle. The name of the company "ROCK ISLAND" is in large letters centered in the middle of the rectangle. The words "GOLD & SILVER MINING COMPANY." The certificate is made out to "Ja's Coffin [illegible]/ Twenty (20)." Along the top the certificate is dated "Sept 12th 1876."
Reverse: There are several stamps, in blue ink. The top stamp reads “Assessment No.___Paid/ Jun 21, 1877/_____Secretary." The first blank space is filled with a handwritten "12" while the second blank space is filled with a handwritten signature "JWClark. The bottom stamp reads "Assessment No. ____ Paid/Feb 9 1878/ ______/Secretary." The first blank space is filled with "13” while the second blank space is filled with a handwritten signature "JWClark." There is the signature "James Coffin" is large handwritten letters underneath these stamps.
Topic
African American
Business
Graphic design
Credit Line
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
Object number
2015.240.3
Restrictions & Rights
Public domain
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification
Documents and Published Materials-Business and Legal Documents
Data Source
National Museum of African American History and Culture

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