14 December 2000
Justh & Hunter
$356.21 Gold Ingot
Justh & Hunter, San Francisco and Marysville. Gold ingot. · No. 9522 (from the later, scarcer serial number sequence, perhaps from Marysville?). · $356.21. · 891 Fine. · 19.34 Oz. (CAGB-379) Length: 71.7 mm. Width: 31.5. Depth: 15.6 mm. Face: NO. 9522 JUSTH & HUNTER 19.34 OZS. 891 FINE. Back is plain. Front edge: $356.21. All other edges plain. Assayer's cut taken from lower left corner of front edge; the surface of the assayer's cut is stamped J&H. Lustrous olive gold essentially free of any encrustation and quite attractive as such.
The appreciation of this or any other gold ingot in the present sale can be heightened by acquiring a copy of the recently published book by Dan Owens, An Encyclopedia of California Coiners and Assayers Related to Numismatics, 1849-1863.
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