1849 Mormon gold coin fetches $705K at auction

SALT LAKE CITY — A $10 Mormon gold coin fetched $705,000 and a $20 Mormon gold coin sold for $558,000 at auction this week.

They were the rarest of a seven-piece collection of Mormon coins made in 1849 that brought in nearly $2 million at an auction staged by Dallas-based Heritage Auctions.

The coins, put up for auction by a collector, went to an undisclosed buyer. Bidding ended Thursday night.


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