14 December 2000
Harris, Marchand & Co.
$176.31 Gold Ingot
Harris Marchand & Co. , Sacramento (and Marysville). Gold ingot. · No. 6472. · $176.31. · 847 Fine. · 10.07 Oz. (CAGB-110).
Length: 49.3 mm; Width: 30.8 mm; Depth: 12.7 mm. Face: No 6472 HARRIS MARCHAND & Co (arcs above the all-seeing eye hallmark) $176.31, the second 1 in the denomination being upside down. The beautiful Harris Marchand & Co. hallmark is circular from a coin-style die and displays an "all-seeing eye" with radiant rays around, MARCHAND arcing above, ESSAYEUR curving below, all in a circular depression. Back is blank.
Front edge: 847 FINE. Back edge: 10.07. OZ, the punch for that notation upside down when viewed with the face up. Left edge is blank. Right edge is blank. Small portion of upper right corner of face missing due to assayer's cut. Bright olive gold with heavy violet and chestnut red encrustation in places. Needless to say, an important and intriguing piece of California Gold Rush history.
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