RARE CARSON CITY WILD WEST NEWSPAPER!
Morning Appeal, Carson City, Nevada
March 31, 1880
This is the only issue of this date in existence, and one that was printed at the very time the famous Carson City Mint was producing superb Morgan Silver Dollars for us coin collectors (I’ve owned a few 1880-CC dollars myself)! I must tell you though–this newspaper is far scarcer than the silver dollars, yet sells for much less–go figure. Someday though….
An old Comstock Lode veteran prospector is interviewed about the area for continuing gold and silver finds. The report, in part, “What do you think of the prospect in the Union Con.?” “I think that it is going to be a great mine….And the Sierra Nevada?….Sierra Nevada has two good chances–one near the south line and the other away up under the old Jewish cemebery….”
Among the many fascinating Wild West ads is one for “WELLS, FARGO & CO., BANKERS, EXCHANGE AND ESPRES OFFICE, CARSON CITY, NEVADA. BUY AND SELL MINING STOCKS.” This newspaper is like a “time machine” of the early West.
This one-of-a-kind Western newspaper is four pages in length and in really excellent condition still printed on high quality, durable newsprint. You can pick this up and read it for days (I have)! Remember, unique coins and stamps and some other collectibles bring from four – seven(!) figures on the markets. Simply put, this and many other issues on our website and in inventory are true historical collectible investments.