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Utah museum seeks help in identifying mystery coin

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Posted at 10:13 AM, Feb 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-04 12:13:12-05

BLANDING, Utah — A Utah museum is looking to solve the mystery of a coin found nearly 20 years ago.

The Edge of the Cedars State Park Museum in Blanding posted a plea for help on its Facebook page Wednesday.

The coin in question was found among items excavated along Highway 191 north of Moab.

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Two of the items are arrowheads that date back to at least the 1400s and were possibly made and used by the Pueblo or Ute tribes.

But it's the coin that has stumped museum officials.

The item is made out of copper and the image is the same on the front and back of the coin. Other than that, not much else is known and has now piqued the curiosity of those who work for the museum.

"If anyone has ideas about the subject or date of the coin, we'd love to hear 'em!"

Anyone who may know something about the item is asked to comment on the museum's Facebook post below.