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    1849 Mormon Five Dollar
    Uniface Copper Restrike, K-3a
    MS64 Red and Brown

    1849 $5 Mormon Five Dollar, Uniface Copper Restrike, Plain Edge, K-3a, R.8, MS64 Red and Brown NGC. The dies originally used to strike Mormon gold coinage during the Gold Rush era were later acquired by some private individuals who used them to produce an extensive series of uniface copper "die trials." These restrikes were produced around 1897-1898 and were ostensibly intended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mormon settlement of Salt Lake City. The classification of these pieces is somewhat inconsistent, as Don Kagin attributes the design with the All-Seeing Eye and bishop's mitre as the reverse of the restrike issue in his series reference (page 368), but lists the same design as the obverse on regular-issue Mormon gold coinage (page 313). It is worth noting that Kagin lists this variety with a reeded edge, but this coin has a plain edge.

    The original red surfaces of this well-preserved Choice example have mellowed to light brown and crimson in many areas, but only minor signs of contact are evident and there is only slight evidence of die rust on this piece. The design elements are sharply detailed and the overall presentation is most appealing.


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

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    September, 2016
    7th-11th Wednesday-Sunday
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