1860 Deseret Mormon Gold Brigham's Bees


1860 Deseret Mormon Gold Brigham's Bees

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1860 Deseret Mormon Gold Brigham's Bees:
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$20.00 DESERET MORMON GOLD COIN. BRIGHAM'S BEES

THIS IS A COPY OF A WORK OF ART THAT HAS NEVER BEEN SPENT OR SEEN.

IN THE BOOK "BRIGHAM'S BEES", THE STORY IS TOLD OF BISHOP SAMUEL WOODBURY, WHO WAS THE MASTER ENGRAVER FOR BRIGHAM YOUNG'S TREASURY. IN 1862 HE CREATED MORE THAN 3,000 COINS IN GOLD, LEFT SALT LAKE TO GO TO PROVO, AND WAS NEVER SEEN AGAIN. SPECULATIONS RANGED FROM HIM BEING A CONFEDERATE SYMPATHIZER WHO GAVE THE SOUTH THE GOLD COINS, TO BEING KILLED BY INDIANS, TO JUST STEALING THEM AND DISAPPEARING INTO A NEW LIFE.

THE EARLY MORMONS MINTED THEIR OWN COINS OUT OF NECESSITY BECAUSE OF THE SCARCITY OF OTHER COINAGE. THE HONEYBEE OR DESERET BECAME THE SYMBOL OF INDUSTRY FOR BRIGHAM YOUNG'S ENVISIONED NEW STATE. THE OBVERSE OF THE COIN CONTAINS THE ALL-SEEING EYE AND HANDCLASP WITH THE WORDS "HOLINESS TO THE LORD" WRITTEN IN DESERET ALPHABET. THIS WAS A PHONETIC ALPHABET PROMOTED AS A MEANS TO GIVE THE DIVERSE FOREIGN NATIONALITIES IN UTAH TERRITORY A COMMON WRITTEN LANGUAGE.

THIS COPY COIN MEASURES 1 1/8 INCHES IN DIAMETER, IS 24 K GOLD-PLATED, AND IN MINT CONDITION. COIN COMES WITH INFORMATIVE INFORMATION.

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1860 Deseret Mormon Gold Brigham's Bees:
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