Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Heading Down In The Mines

First Page
Showing last 15 replies.
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 24 / Views: 3,778Next Topic Page 2 of 2
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
103793 Posts
Pillar of the Community
United States
525 Posts
 Posted 03/31/2018  03:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's a fun one from Ahmeek Mining, with a beaver vignette!



Moderator
Learn More...
United States
103793 Posts
Pillar of the Community
United States
525 Posts
 Posted 10/09/2018  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
This thread needs a bump and fortunately a really nice mining stock arrived today. This is a 1919 cert for the Verde Combination Copper Company; their mines were close to Jerome, AZ. The stock certificate was produced by Republic Bank Note, a predecessor of U.S. Banknote Corp.

This is quite a detailed vignette when you study it, from the dog and donkey to the piece of bread the miner is holding. They even added some depth by extending his foot beyond the frame. And another reason I picked it up was because it shares the same vignette as an early souvenir card issued at the 1966 SIPEX show.





Moderator
Learn More...
United States
103793 Posts
 Posted 10/10/2018  11:40 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
This thread needs a bump and fortunately a really nice mining stock arrived today.
A nice pairing! Well done.

Looks like that fella is on a well deserved break.
Pillar of the Community
United States
525 Posts
 Posted 11/03/2018  6:10 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I rediscovered some wonderful reprints yesterday in the "Opening of the West" series. This was a 1978 series of 10 booklets on various subjects of the early West, from lumberjacks and railroads to buffalo hunters and the Indian nations. It was a collaboration between American Bank Note Co, which supplied original engravings, and Time/Life Books, which compiled the historical text.

There were a number of stocks and banknotes reprinted for the series from the original plates and noted on the backs. Some of the originals are quite rare, so I'm grateful these were made available to collectors.









Moderator
Learn More...
United States
103793 Posts
Pillar of the Community
United States
4562 Posts
 Posted 11/04/2018  07:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add scopru to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Fantastic and beautiful Greg
Member: ANA and NGC
My Want list: http://goccf.com/t/188411
Bedrock of the Community
United States
22772 Posts
 Posted 11/25/2018  10:56 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add IndianGoldEagle to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting seeing the use of the same artwork on currency.
Pillar of the Community
United States
525 Posts
 Posted 09/16/2019  8:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
It's been a while since I added anything to this thread, but a new one arrived today.



Moderator
Learn More...
United States
103793 Posts
 Posted 09/17/2019  11:09 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
It's been a while since I added anything to this thread, but a new one arrived today.
Very nice!
Pillar of the Community
United States
525 Posts
 Posted 06/19/2021  02:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The thread has been languishing needlessly, since there is a lot of mining material I can add.

Here's one of my latest pick-ups -- Alaska United Gold Mining. This one has a personal connection for me, as we visited the old mine site about a month ago.





Alaska United was part of the Treadwell Mining Complex in Douglas, Alaska, just across the Gastineau Channel from Juneau. Treadwell closed most of its operations after a massive cave-in in 1917. The buildings were mostly dismantled, but some still stand and the area is now a Historic Park. Everything is slowly returning to nature. A little spooky, but very interesting. You can still find bricks and pieces of ceramic mugs and plates in the sand along the channel.











Edited by GregAlex
06/19/2021 02:45 am
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
103793 Posts
Pillar of the Community
United States
525 Posts
 Posted 08/30/2021  11:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add GregAlex to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Here's my latest addition -- from the U.S. Mining Co. I like how they integrated the initial cap with the top vignette.





Moderator
Learn More...
United States
103793 Posts
 Posted 08/31/2021  09:24 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
Here's my latest addition -- from the U.S. Mining Co. I like how they integrated the initial cap with the top vignette.
Fantastic!
Page 2 of 2   Previous TopicReplies: 24 / Views: 3,778Next Topic  
First Page
Showing last 15 replies.
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.





Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2021 Coin Community Forums
It took 0.48 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05