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    1850 Mormon Five, MS63 Brown
    Uniface Copper Restrike, K-7a

    1850 $5 Mormon Five Dollar, Uniface Copper Restrike, Plain Edge, K-7a, High R.7, MS63 Brown NGC. Struck from the same die used to strike the 1850 Mormon five dollar gold pieces in the Gold Rush era, this uniface copper restrike was produced in the 1897-1898 time frame. The origin of these restrikes is shrouded in mystery, but it is thought they were struck to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Mormon settlement of Salt Lake City. Although Don Kagin classifies the design with the All-Seeing Eye, halo, and crown as the reverse of the uniface restrikes on page 369 of his series reference, he lists the same design as the obverse of the regular-issue Mormon gold coins on page 314. The K-7a is listed as a reeded edge design, but this piece has a plain edge.

    This impressive copper restrike displays substantial amounts of original mint luster and well-detailed design elements. Some copper-gold hues shine through the light brown and crimson patina and there is considerable evidence of die rust.
    Ex: ANA Convention Auction (Kagin's, 8/1983), lot 3672.


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