Millions In Mormon Gold Coins Remain Unfound

By Angie Irons
From page 21 of the April, 1991 issue of Lost Treasure
Copyright © 1991 Lost Treasure, Inc. all rights reserved


Between 1848 and 1862, the Mormon government's small Salt Lake City, Utah, mint produced tens of thousands of gold coins. For over 20 years these coins were used as legal tender and then, almost overnight, they seemingly disappeared. Today very few of these gold coins are held in museums, coin shops, or private collections.What happened to the rest of the coins remains a mystery. There are no records of great robberies or accidental loss that would account for any great number of these coins. It can only be assumed that these coins were secreted away, cached in posthole banks, farmyards and underground depositories by early-day settlers.
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