Ten Dollars (California: Pacific Company), United States, , 1849

Produced by the Pacific Company, California. Obverse: Liberty cap within stars and rays, denomination below. Reverse: Eagle, company name, date. The pieces bearing the name of the Pacific Company have a somewhat complex history. A consortium bearing that name came to San Francisco in September 1849, but the members almost immediately fell out with each other. The firm disbanded the following month, and it has been conjectured that the dies for its coinage were sold to another coiner, Broderick & Kohler. That group in turn may have used the dies for five dollar as well as ten dollar gold pieces to strike a few examples of each. This is one of four pieces known for the ten dollar piece.
Object Name
Date made
Pacific Company
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
overall: 28.2 mm; 1 1/8 in
place made
United States
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Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center


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