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Stock Certificate No. 1 issued to W.I. Smart

First Stock Certificate issued by Original Sixteen to One Mine Inc. the oldest Gold Mining Corporation in the United States! Issued on Oct. 14, 1911 shortly after the California Secretary of State recorded the articles of incorporation on Oct. 9th, 1911.


Photo below of Walter Iverson Smart whose name appears on the Stock Certificate and who was the first Corporate Secretary. Photo provided courtesy of descendant Les Foster.



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