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United States, 20 Dollars, 1849 (Pattern)

 

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This elaborate symbolism packs many messages onto the surface of the coin. Patriotism, war and peace, and the original thirteen colonies all glow upward with the motto, “e pluribus unum.”

 

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These marks suggest that the coin was improperly cleaned at some point.

 

 
 
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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