10 Dollars, Mormon Mint, United States, 1849

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One (1) 10 dollar coin

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United States, 1849

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Obverse Image: Emblem of Mormon Priesthood: 3-pointed Phrygian Crown above all-seeing eye.

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Reverse Image: Clasped hands.

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Reverse Text: PURE GOLD / TEN DOLLARS / 1849

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

Location: Currently not on view

Place Of Issue: United States: Utah, Salt Lake City

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Related Web Publication: http://americanhistory.si.edu/coins/glossary.cfm

Related Publication: Glossary of Coins and Currency Terms

Credit Line: U.S. Department of the Treasury, U.S. Mint

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1985.0441.2219Catalog Number: 1985.0441.2219Accession Number: 1985.0441

Object Name: coin

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

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-ac63-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1102349

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