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Early Mormon (1849) $5 Gold Coin

Cased 1849 Mormon $5 gold coin. PCGS F12 / 10262.12 / 43895664. Depicted on the coin a Seeing Eye of Jehovah surrounded by the phrase, "To The Lord High Holiness". Verso is depicted , centrally, clasped hands with "Five Dollar" above and "G.S.L.C.P.G." (Great Salt Lake City Pure Gold) below. 

Mint: Deseret, Utah.

Provenance: Direct family descent. Was discovered by present family member in a December 27, 1907 Christmas thank you note.

The consignor is a descendent of the Humphreys family (David Humphreys). David Humprey's daughter, Elizabeth, married Julius Beach, one of Joseph Smith's early, "Twelve Apostles" in Illinois. In 1849, the family left the Midwest in a wagon train, "The Badger Company" in search of gold in California. Due to winter weather, some in that group had to remain in Salt Lake City, Utah 1849.1850. The family headed towards Placerville, California for gold mining and eventually settled in Sacramento, California. 

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Condition:

PCGS F12. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

Estimate: $10,000 - $20,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$12,100
03/19/2022

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21% when bidding through witherells.com.