5.00 Dollar, Norris, Gregg, and Norris Five Dollars, 1849

This coin minted by the private firm of Norris, Gregg, and Norris preserves the memory of the California Gold Rush and all those who pursued it seeking their fortunes. N.G&N.’s products are commonly believed to be the first California private gold coins.
Object Name
date made
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
diameter: 22.7 mm; 7/8 in
place made
United States: California
ID Number
accession number
catalog number
American Enterprise
Coins, Currency and Medals
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American Enterprise
American Enterprise
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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