10 Dollars, Clark, Gruber & Co., United States, 1861

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One (1) 10 dollar coin

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United States, 1861

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Obverse Image: Liberty facing left, wearing a coronet. Stars around.

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Obverse Text: 1861 / PIKES PEAK

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Reverse Image: Heraldic eagle with shield clutching arrows and olive branch.

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In 1858, a gold rush was triggered by finds along the South Platte River, in Colorado. To fulfill local demand, a firm named Clark, Gruber & Co. began private coinage of gold shortly thereafter. This ten dollar coin from 1861 is minted in conscious imitation of official US coinage. Clark, Gruber & Co.’s facilities would eventually become the basis for the Denver branch mint.

Date Made: 1861

Mint: Clark, Gruber & Co.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: ColoradoPlace Of Issue: United States: Colorado

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Credit Line: Chase Manhattan Bank

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1979.1263.01096Catalog Number: 1979.1263.01096Accession Number: 1979.1263Catalog Number: 00084

Object Name: Coin

Physical Description: gold (overall metal)0 (overall die axis)0 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall:;overall: 27 mm; x 1 1/16 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746ab-3745-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1102492

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