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Auction 184, Lot 784

Announcement of “New York Tontine Coffee-House,” Original Home of the New York Stock Exchange

"[Opening of New York Stock Exchange] Columbian Centinel Whole No. 860 Saturday, June 16, 1792. No. 28, of Vol. XVII",

Subject: Document - New York Stock Exchange

Period: 1792 (published)


Color: Black & White

10.8 x 17.3 inches
27.4 x 43.9 cm
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This 4-page newspaper includes a brief article on the “Buttonwood Agreement“ signed on May 17, 1792 that announced the establishment of the “New York Tontine Coffee-House,” the original home of the New York Stock Exchange. Construction began a month later and was completed in 1793. Trading at the Tontine Coffee House continued until 1817 when a larger venue was needed, and the Coffee House became a tavern. The editor claims “such a building…is greatly wanted in this town [Boston]” and urges spirited citizens to step forward to make it happen. The same issue includes two acts signed in print by Washington, including one regarding laws in the Northwest Territory.


Condition: B+

There is typical light toning and scattered foxing.

Estimate: $180 - $220

Sold for: $120

Closed on 9/15/2021