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

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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
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.
date made
1849
maker
Mormon Mint
place of issue
United States: Utah, Salt Lake City
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
ID Number
1985.0441.2219
catalog number
1985.0441.2219
accession number
1985.0441
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Coins, Currency and Medals
Exhibition
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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