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5 Dollars, Norris, Gregg, and Norris, United States, 1849

5 Dollars, Norris, Gregg, and Norris, United States, 1849

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Description
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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
coin
date made
1849
maker
Norris, Gregg & Norris
place made
United States: California
Physical Description
gold (overall material)
Measurements
diameter: 22.7 mm; 29/32 in
ID Number
NU.68.159.1173
accession number
283645
catalog number
68.159.1173
Credit Line
Estate of Josiah K. Lilly
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Coins, Currency and Medals
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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