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Image of Templeton Reid, 2 1/2 Dollars, 1830
 
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Templeton Reid, 2 1/2 Dollars, 1830

 

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It was challenging to position and set the characters using technology not necessarily intended for manufacturing coins. Private minting relied on the skills of goldsmiths to produce the necessary elements.

 

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Finding gold in Georgia brought both boon and responsibility for the people handling it. These coins proudly show their origins—and the efforts of people like Templeton Reid, who created money for regional use.

 

 
 
Golden Legends The following objects are in this section.
Templeton Reid, 10 Dollars, 1830United States, 5 Dollars, 1838Oregon Exchange Company, 5 Dollars, 1849Clark, Gruber & Co., 20 Dollars, 1860
Templeton Reid, 5 Dollars, 1830United States, 2 1/2 Dollars, 1848U.S. Assay Office, 50 Dollars, 1851 
Templeton Reid, 2 1/2 Dollars, 1830United States, 20 Dollars, 1849 (Pattern)Kellogg & Co., 50 Dollars, 1855 
Bechtlers, 5 Dollars, 1834Oregon Exchange Company, 10 Dollars, 1849United States, 50 Dollars, 1877 (Pattern) 
 
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