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Amalgam Plates San Francisco Advertisement Ingot (1880’s-1890’s)
This unique mixed metal ingot is an advertisement piece from San Francisco Novelty, Gold, Silver, & Nickel Plating Works. Located at 68, 70 & 72 First Street, San Francisco California. From a 1893 newspaper, “Notice to gold miners! Silver Plated Amalgamated Plates for saving gold! In quartz, gravel, or placer mines. Made of best soft Lake Superior copper at reduced prices. Our prices are guaranteed! Thousands of orders filled. San Francisco Novelty, Gold, Silver, & Nickel Plating Works”. This ingot is nicely toned and in excellent condition for its age.