Description$1000 Bond for the County of Storey, Virginia City, Nevada, 1869. Original $1000 bond issued by the County of Storey, State of Nevada to aid in the construction of the Virginia & Truckee Railroad, Virginia City, December 15, 1869. Signed by D.W. Balch, President of the Board of Commissioners of Storey County, and by George H. Dana, Clerk of the Board of Commissioners of Storey County. Very decorative bond with huge seven-inch vignette of mining & railroad scene with Indians looking on in the foreground. Smaller vignette of steam locomotive at bottom. Gold seal with embossed seal of the County of Storey. Fine one dollar revenue stamp affixed at left. Originally issued as a coupon bond, all the coupons have been redeemed. Text of bond notes that "This bond is one of one hundred of the second issue of bonds authorized by an act of the Legislature of the State of Nevada approved February 1st, 1869, and entitled 'An Act to Authorize the Commissioners of Storey County to issue to the Virginia and Truckee Railroad Company bonds to the amount of three hundred thousand dollars and to provide for the payment of the same." Measures approximately 12" x 16."
Condition: Very fine, with four small paper breaks from docketing & cancellation, no loss of paper.
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