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    Early Central Pacific Railroad Bond. Measuring 17" x 11", this engraved bond was issued by the County of Sacramento to raise money for the Central Pacific Railroad. It was issued on July 1, 1863, in the amount of $500 and cancelled thirty years later. The money raised by this initiative helped built the line that would connect with the Union Pacific at Promontory Point, Utah in 1869, thus connecting the nation from coast to coast. The certificate has vignettes of the State Capitol and a locomotive. It contains the signatures of county officers Thomas Ross, Josiah Howell and C. L. Bird. The coupons have all been redeemed and removed. There may be no more than a half-dozen of these still in existence.

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    Auction Dates
    November, 2010
    17th Wednesday
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