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

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

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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.
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Object Name
Date made
Clark, Gruber & Co.
place made
United States: Colorado
place of issue
United States: Colorado
Physical Description
gold (overall metal)
0 (overall die axis)
0 (overall die axis measurement)
struck (overall production method)
overall: 27 mm; x 1 1/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
catalog number
Credit Line
Chase Manhattan
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Work and Industry: National Numismatic Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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