United States, Five Dollars, 1860 (Colorado-Clark, Gruber & Co)

Produced by the Clark, Gruber & Company's mint, Denver, Colorado. Obverse: Head of Liberty facing left, date below, as on regular federal issues. Reverse: Eagle, denomination below. For its half eagles, Clark, Gruber & Co. abandoned the Pikes Peak motif that it used on its larger coins. The company brought the designs for the five dollar pieces into conscious imitation of regular United States coins.
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Object Name
Date made
Clark, Gruber & Co.
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
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struck (overall production method)
overall: 22 mm; 7/8 in
place of issue
United States: Colorado, Denver City
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catalog number
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Coins, Currency and Medals
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Armed Forces History: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Government Transfer: US DOTT, USM
Publication title
Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms
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