COLOSSAL CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH COMMEMORATIVE COIN PROOF VALUE 139.95. 999 pure silver-plated engraving of Sutter's Mill. Detailed reproductions of the 1848 CAL Gold Quarter Eagle.
A tribute to gold and its role in shaping America. Cu, layered in 24k gold with spot silver. Colossal California Gold Rush Commemorative Coin. On January 24, 1848, James Marshall discovered gold at Sutter's Mill on the American River in Coloma, California.
News of the discovery set off one of the largest human migrations in history as a half-million people from around the world descended upon California in search of instant wealth. In the first 5 years of the California Gold Rush, more than 12 million ounces of gold were found, but the greatest impact of the gold rush was the growth of the area, leading to the admission of California as the 31st state of the Union.
Mint used a portion of the first deposit of California gold to create a special 2 1/2 dollar coin bearing the mark "CAL" on the reverse, to satisfy the demand for a souvenir coin minted from the California gold. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins: US\Commemorative\Mixed Lots".2018" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped worldwide.