Result list 9 November 2019

The results of our November 9 sale is now online. Unsold items can be obtained in our aftersale until December 8 (first come, first served). .

Lotnumber: 1185
NOVA SCOTIA. MONTREAL. 1000 Shares of $1. brown, black, orange seal. No 24. Gold was first found in the province in 1858, at Mooseland, on the Tangier River, inland from Halifax. This quickly led to a gold rush fever, although not on the scale elsewhere. There was an extended boom period. So great was the miners' haste, though,that support timbering was frequently inadequate or poorly maintained, waste rock was often thrown into old workings, and mine roofs were sometimes destroyed when upper parts of the gold veins were found to be auriferous. By the early 1880s many mineshad closed, while others were small and did not have labour-saving machinery. We have no info on this company, formed in Montreal in 1868, but it seems likely to have been one of those mines. The 'Golden Age' of gold-mining in Nova Scotia came later - between 1885 and 1903, when production exceeded 20,000 ounces per year for sixteen years (1885-1891; 1895-1903). Gold is still mined today in the province. Early date.
Date: 29 January 1868
Quality: VF-EF
Startprice: € 50