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John Glover Kellogg


Born in Marcellus, Onondaga County, New York. Studied law and admitted to the bar in New York. With Cayuga Joint Stock Company. Came to California from Auburn, New York, October 12, 1849. Employed by Moffatt and Company. Later associated with G. F. Richter. Formed Kellogg & Company to produce gold coins beginning February 9, 1854. Joined Augustus Humbert to produce coins in 1855. Kellogg owned an 1852/1 $20 gold piece produced by Humbert. It is one of two examples known. Coins passed down from Kellogg were included in an Elder sale October 27, 1916.

bio: Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States

photo: AJN 46 Jan 1912 plate 3

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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