Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by silentnviolent, Aug 31, 2015.
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Replica/copy of a Mormon $20 gold coin
The San Francisco Bank of California Museum has a Mormon gold coin:
Bank of California Museum Utah Mormon $5 gold coin with lion and Mormon alphabet
Does anyone here own any genuine ones? I think these are interesting, but well outside my collecting interests.
They were used in commerce. Most of these are circulated. Anyone interested in learning more can peruse the Heritage Archive for a wide selection and an interesting education. Most of these go for fairly high prices: http://coins.ha.com/c/search-results.zx?N=51+790+231&Nty=1&Ntt=mormon&ic4=ArchiveTab-071515
Link is working for me? To the page on the history of Mormon gold coins on goldmormoncoins.com
According to that page it looks like there are only 7500 of these total in any denomination. They were made of gold from the original gold rush in 1849 because these settlers were among the discoverers, took all they could carry back with them, used dust for commerce until they decided to mint coins to minimize the loss of dust in each transaction.
I get all the moron gold I want reading the posts of the more ' interesting ' folks
... we have handled one before, a unique variety back when I was a small kid. I remember that it wasn't slabbed, and it was almost given to me to hold for a moment -- before they changed their minds and let me look at it while being held in an adult's hand.
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