Golden Spike Paperweight - Museum Shop Collection
The most famous of the four precious spikes made in commemoration of the completion of Americas first transcontinental railroad on May 10, 1869. It was presented to Leland Stanford, President of the Central Pacific Railroad in Promontory, Utah. The original was made of 17.6 carats of California gold. The top is engraved The Last Spike. The sides are engraved with the names of officers, the names of the directors of the Central Pacific Railroad, the dates of groundbreaking and completion of the railroad, and the last side is engraved May God continue the Unity of our Country as this Railroad unites the two great Oceans of the world, Presented by David Hewes San Francisco.
Materials: Pewter with gold finish.
Length 5 1/4", width 1/2" (Nail head 1 1/4" x 1/2")
Made in the U.S.A.