Beautifully engraved certificate from the Great Eastern Gold Mining Company of New York issued in 1881. This historic document was printed by the American Banknote Company and has an ornate border around it with a vignette of vignette at center of hoisting works with several miners working nearby and mine buildings in background. Small vignette at bottom of a woman wearing a plumed helmet. Datelined New York. "Property Located at Black Hills, Lawrence County, SouthDakota" printed on certificate. Printer ABN. This item is hand signed by the Company's President ( E.A. Farmington ) and Secretary ( Silas C. Hay ) and is over 127 years old.
The company was incorporated in the state of New York in 1879. The Great Eastern Gold Mining Company's claims were located in the Black Hills of the Dakota Territory.