Please See Our Other Financial Collectibles. They Are All Up in Consecutive Listings. Please write with questions of offers. Lehigh Coal Mine Company Share. Issued to Charles Cist. Signed by John Nicholson. Former Treasurer of the United States. (Formed after discovery of Anthracite Coal in Pennsylvania in 1791). 7 1/4″ H x 9″ W. Notes : Anthracite coal was first discovered by a young hunter named Phillip Ginter near what became Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania in 1791. He showed the coal to Col. Jacob Weiss, a Revolutionary War figure, who shared the discovery with the printer Charles Cist, who knew more about coal than they did. Cist, Weiss, Hillegas and Nicholsob bought up land around the discovery and chartered the Lehigh Coal Mine Company. They then built a primitive tracked railroad to take the coal to the Schuykill River and then on to Philadelphia. Over the years the company evolved into the mighty Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company, the largest coal firm in the United States. Nicholson, John (175705 December 1800), land speculator, financier, and entrepreneur, was born in Wales, the son of William Nicholson and Sarah (maiden name unknown), farmers. John Nicholson emigrated from Wales with his family and settled in Chamberstown (now Chambersburg), Pennsylvania. Nicholson enlisted in the Continental army after the revolutionary war began and served as sergeant of the Pennsylvania Line. He had no formal education but was apparently astute in finances; in October 1778 he was appointed clerk in the Chamber of Accounts of the Board of Treasury of the Continental Congress. It was during this period that he met.. The item “Lehigh Coal Mine Co. Dhare 1796 Signed by Colonial Entrepreneur John Nicholson” is in sale since Friday, November 16, 2018. This item is in the category “Coins & Paper Money\Stocks & Bonds, Scripophily\Government & War Bonds”. The seller is “midcenturyart” and is located in Rosemead, California. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Indonesia, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, New Zealand, Singapore, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Colombia, Panama.
- Circulated/Uncirculated: Circulated
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- Country/Region of Manufacture: United States