Rare Mormon coins bring in millions of dollars at auction

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  • iron&clay RIVERTON, UT
    April 26, 2014 10:30 a.m.

    Gold values haven't changed much since 1847.

    You could buy a new home along the Wasatch front for one of these gold coins in 1847.

    You can still buy a nice luxury home along the Wasatch front for one of these gold coins in 2014.

  • morpunkt Glendora, CA
    April 26, 2014 8:32 a.m.

    Simply stunning. I had no idea these were around, having been a numismatist myself. The story behind the coins are so much more valuable, there is simply no price on that. The story of sacrifice is priceless. It's emotional for me to hear how some of the early saints from the Mormon Battalion heeded Brigham Young's call to leave the gold fields at Sutter's Mill, as soon as possible, with the gold they did have, to use it for the purpose of helping the rest of the migration to the Great Salt Lake Valley. Priceless.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    April 26, 2014 7:35 a.m.

    "1849 Mormon Twenty Dollar, $558,125" . . . Part of the Mark Hoffman collection perhaps?

    It's got the Angel Moroni on one side and a White Salamander on the other, right?

    That's an interesting piece.

  • cjb Bountiful, UT
    April 25, 2014 9:11 p.m.

    Two men come to mind

    Glen Beck is a great collector and .. never mind John Huntsman he is giving away all his money.