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"Sacramento"
From The Days of ‘49
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$5 Gold Coin
1849

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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· National Numismatic Collection, NMAH
· "Sacramento," From The Days of ‘49

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