10 Dollar Coin, United States,1849 (Utah-Mormon)

Description (Brief)
One (1) 10 dollar coin, Mormon
United States, 1849
Obverse Image: Emblem of the Mormon priesthood, All-Seeing Eye beneath.
Obverse Text: TO / THE / LORD / HOLINESS
Reverse Image: Clasped hands, denomination, date.
Reverse Text: PURE / GOLD / TEN / DOLLARS / 1849
Produced at the mint established by the Mormons in Salt Lake City, Utah. Obverse: Emblem of the Mormon priesthood, All-Seeing Eye beneath. Reverse: Clasped hands, denomination, date. Eagles with these designs were probably the first coins struck at the mint established by the Mormons. They were made from unalloyed gold, and no more than ten are known. The source of their metal was California. Mormon miners brought the gold home with them in the form of dust when they returned to Utah.
Object Name
date made
Mormon Mint
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 27.2 mm; 1 1/16 in
place of issue
United States: Utah, Salt Lake City
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Religion in Early America
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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