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    Native Crystalline Gold on Matrix
    4.77 Troy Ounces Total Weight

    Native Gold on Matrix. 148.36 Grams (4.77 Troy Ounces). The crystalline nature of the olive-green native gold -- attached to its original hard-rock host -- has a reef-like appearance, encircling the gray-white matrix in an artful embrace. So-called "reef" gold is the precious metal in its primary state, as opposed to nuggets that are usually heavily eroded and weathered pieces of primary reef gold. Aside from its intrinsic value, the presence of native crystalline gold on its natural source rock makes a wonderful display piece. This piece weighs in at 148.36 grams (4.77 troy ounces) and measures 3.5 x 1.125 x 1.125 inches.

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2017
    26th-30th Wednesday-Sunday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 18
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