$5 Gold Coin
Minting prospectors' gold
To meet the demand for coinage during the gold rush of the mid-19th century, private firms and individuals in California began to produce their own coins. The company of J.S. Ormsby minted this $5 gold coin in Sacramento in 1849.
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