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    1849 Mormon Five Dollar, K-2, AU53
    Piece of Gold Rush and Religious History

    1849 $5 Mormon Five Dollar AU53 NGC. K-2, R.5. Mormon veterans-turned-miners found success in the earliest days of the California Gold Rush and brought their wealth to Salt Lake City, where the bullion was privately coined under the supervision of Brigham Young. Each of the four denominations struck that year showed clasped hands on the obverse (symbolizing friendship with non-Mormon neighbors) and a three-pointed Phyrgian crown over an all-seeing eye of Jehovah on the reverse. The obverse initials represent Great Salt Lake City Pure Gold, but this proved not to be the case and most were melted. This example has caramel-gold centers and russet-tan borders. Only lightly abraded with mildly granular surfaces. Listed on page 393 of the 2014 Guide Book. (NGC ID# 2BCE, PCGS# 10262)

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

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    January, 2014
    8th-12th Wednesday-Sunday
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