Henry Comstock: Swindler, sometime scam artist and prospector. The Nevada silver mine known as the Comstock Lode bares his name, somewhat unfairly to its discoverers.
1863-S $20 Liberty. NGC EF40 Desirable Civil War date but struck in an area of the country where the winds of war weren't felt by the inhabitants. Whereas gold and silver coins went into hiding in the wartorn Eastern states, Out West, life went on pretty much as before. California's gold fields had passed their prime but new discoveries of gold (and silver) in Nevada -- the Comstock Lode -- were coming on stream in 1863 . Estimated Value $1,400 - 1,450. #Coins #Gold #US$20.00 #MADonC
USS Comstock (LSD-45) is a Whidbey Island-class dock landing ship. She was the second Navy ship to be named for the Comstock Lode in Nevada. Commissioned: 3 February 1990. Status: still in active service.
Old Comstock Assay Office Built 1876 Virginia City, Nevada
Boom town of Virginia City, Nevada. The town sprung up out of nowhere with the discovery of the Comstock Load, one of the richest mines in the Old West. This picture was taken in which would have been in the very early days of the town.
Silver mining: here photographer Timothy O'Sullivan documents the actvities of the savage and the gould and curry mines in virginia city, nevada, in 1867 underground, lit by an improvised flash- a burning magnesium wire, O'Sullivan .