||St. Francisco, CA - Miners Bank of Savings of Alta-California 25 Cents in Gold Dust 18__. Remainder. PCGS Fine 15. This series of notes is a mystery and not to be confused with the Miners Bank that issued gold coins. An expensive, intaglio plate was engraved and printed by Gavit & Co., Albany. The plate was configured with one $1 note, one 75 cents note, three 50 cents notes and four 25 cents notes, each in different sizes. This note, the smallest, shows a diminutive vignette of a steamer flanked by "25" counters under the title. "IN GOLD DUST" is prominent at bottom center. Written denominations are in both shaded end panels. This example is Plate C of the four positions. A scarce type, often filled in crudely and raggedly cut. Fully issued notes are not known to us, only remainders. This is a top quality example of the type. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Realized $1,997.50. Newman VI (Heritage Auctions, 4/2015), lot 19439. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.