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Clark & Co. Liberty $5 coin: Pike's Peak gold. Denver. Five D. [by Clark & Co.]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01989.02 Author/Creator: Clark & Co. Place Written: [Denver] Type: Object Date: 3318 Pagination: 1 coin Height 2.2 cm

Summary of Content: Gold coin, collateral to Lincoln letter ending private coinage, GLC 1989. This coin comes from the last series minted privately at Denver by [Gruber] Clark & Co.

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Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: BankingUS MintCoins and CurrencyNaturalizationFinanceEconomics

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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