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Templeton Reid, 5 Dollars, 1830

 

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These marks suggest this coin was dropped. Gold, a very soft metal, responds to such stresses.

 

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It is interesting that Templeton Reid included the denomination mark on both sides of the coin, an unusual practice never adopted by the United States Mint. Reid’s coins were strictly utilitarian—no eagles, Liberty heads, or other decorative motifs.

 

 
 
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