The greatest boom in Pioneer gold coinage began in mid-1849. A year & a half after James Marshall, a worker in Sutter’s Mill, struck it rich in Coloma, Ca., East of Sacramento. Almost overnight, an extravagant economy sprang up. The backward territory that had used hides & cattle for money & whose annual imports had employed but a dozen ships in 1847, now required docking for a thousand vessels in San Francisco to supply those who had come for the Gold Rush. About 40,000 people came by sea, over 6,000 by wagon from the California Trail & thousands more came from other various overland routes. These are replicas cast in lead-free pewter, stamped copy,& gold finish.
6 GOLD PLATED COINS
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