"Extremely Fine 40"
(illustrated above). Ex - Superior Galleries' "The ANA 2001
National Money Show Auction", March 8-9, 2001, Lot 1012,
"cleaned...minor repair or tooling on the reverse...", unsold
The obverse abbreviation "G.S.L.C.P.G." stands for
"Great Salt Lake City Pure Gold". However, an assay of
the various Mormon gold issues performed at the United States Mint in
1850 showed the coins to be underweight and debased. The gold for
these coins came not from Salt Lake City, nor anywhere else in Utah, but
from the gold fields of California!
Sources and/or recommended
"Private Gold Coins And Patterns Of The United States" by Donald
H. Kagin, PhD
Complete Encyclopedia Of U.S. And Colonial Coins" by Walter Breen