1850 $5 Mormon (Regular Strike)

Series: (None)

PCGS MS62<BR>Image courtesy of <a href="http://bluccphotos.com/p/" target="_blank">BluCC Photos</a>

PCGS MS62
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PCGS MS61

PCGS MS61

PCGS AU58

PCGS AU58

PCGS #:
10265
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
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Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
Major Varieties

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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade

Ex Jack Klausen

2 AU58 PCGS grade

Allan Collection

2 MS61 PCGS grade

Allan Collection

2 AU58 PCGS grade
2 AU58 estimated grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5457, $76,375

2 AU58 estimated grade
2 AU58 estimated grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade
7 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4485, $47,000

7 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade

Ex Jack Klausen

#2 AU58 PCGS grade

Allan Collection

#2 MS61 PCGS grade

Allan Collection

#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade

Riverboat Collection - Heritage 4/2014:5457, $76,375

#2 AU58 estimated grade
#2 AU58 estimated grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade
#7 AU55 PCGS grade

Heritage 1/2015:4485, $47,000

#7 AU55 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The obverse abbreviation "G.S.L.C.P.G." on these coins stands for "Great Salt Lake City Pure Gold". However, an assay of the various Mormon gold issues performed at the United States Mint in 1850 showed the coins to be underweight and debased. The gold for these coins came not from Salt Lake City, nor anywhere else in Utah, but from the gold fields of California!

Sources and/or recommended reading: "Private Gold Coins And Patterns Of The United States" by Donald H. Kagin, PhD

"Walter Breen's Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen