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

Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
Date made
1849
maker
Mormon Mint
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
Measurements
overall: 27.2 mm; 1 1/16 in
place of issue
United States: Utah, Salt Lake City
ID Number
1985.0441.2219
catalog number
1985.0441.2219
accession number
1985.0441
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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