C. Wiegand, Assayer. Gold Hill, Virginia City, Nevada. Gold & silver assay ingot no. 2077
Much has been written of late on Wiegand, but little of it coming from detailed research. Wiegand’s historical record clearly demonstrates that he made many presentation ingots including one to Sam Clemens. More importantly, he was an outspoken proponent of specie as money. He constantly pushed the “specie as money” concept in the press, in public speeches, in printed pamphlets, and in his own newspaper. From his early days working for the Branch Mint at San Francisco to his last days on the Comstock, Wiegand promoted the use of gold and silver.
|Holder Variety||$30.28 Ingot. Gold $26.29; Silver $3.99. 4.80oz total|
|Grade Add On||NONE|