Beautifully engraved uncancelled certificate from the Great Cariboo Gold Company issued in 1909. This historic document was printed by A. Hoen Co., Baltimore, Md. and has an ornate border around it with a vignettes of “gold sands,” “washing gold,” and “largest gold values in bed rock deposits of gravel and sand.” A gold nugget along with two vials of gold from the mine are framed in decorative green, both on top and bottom of the certificate, and evokes the potential of the Great Cariboo Gold Company. Signed by J. Houghton as President. Large size certificate measuring 15" x 13 3/4". Mint condition with normal folds from original shipping. This remains as one of Scripophily’s truly great graphic and colorful western mining certificates.
Incorporated in South Dakota. The company operated in British Columbia, Canada. It was a successor to the British American Gold Mining & Trading Company, which was organized for the purpose of working several claims in the Lightning Creek district of British Columbia. Results fell very far short of the predictions made by the promoters and the company came in for considerable criticism by reason of the fact that it had not been managed in a way which promised very well for stockholders. This is one of the finest looking gold mining stocks ever.