[Denver, Co.]: Commonwealth Print, [ 1864]. 7 3/4 x 3 1/4 inches. Tanned, small closed tear in upper edge. Very good. Item #WRCAM31277
A very early example of Colorado printing and a record of mining in the booming area. The receipt records claim number 11, southwest, in the Mountain Lode as belonging to F. Angevine. It is dated in manuscript, Aug. 30, 1864, and signed by L. Merriman, Recorder. Numerous types are used in the printing, and an ornamental column appears in the left margin. The COMMONWEALTH newspaper was printed in Denver between 1862 and 1864, and this mining certificate is a product of that press. McMurtrie records several different mining receipts printed in Colorado in the 1860s, but not the present example. Scarce. McMURTRIE (COLORADO), p.42.