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U.S. Assay Office, 50 Dollars, 1851

 

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The absence of information on the back side of this slug suggests its hybrid nature. Neither true coin nor pure ingot, the slug contained just enough information to function as an exchange medium. It lacked traditional design motifs, except for this engine-turned design more commonly found on the back of gold jewelry.

 

 
 
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