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#655 - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Estimate: $15,000+

Rare 'Kux' mining certificate signed by the German poet

Partly-printed DS in German, signed “J. W. v. Goethe,” one page, 7.75 x 12.75, February 24, 1784. Untranslated certificate no. 694 signed by Goethe as a member of the Saxe-Weimar & Eisenach Mining-Commission. Countersigned by Christian Gottlob von Voigt and his brother Johann Karl Wilhelm Voigt. The red wax seal to the lower left remains intact. In very good to fine condition, with intersecting folds, and slightly irregular overall toning. After his arrival in Weimar, Goethe became a member of the Duke's privy council and oversaw the reopening of the local silver mines. The mining company raised capital by issuing mining share certificates, to be repaid in installments. A desirable document signed by the revered German writer.

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