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1855 $20 Wass Molitor Twenty Dollar, Small Head -- Harshly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. K-7, High R.5....

2011 June Long Beach Signature US Coin Auction #1156

 
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Auction Ended On: Jun 3, 2011
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Location: Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

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1855 Wass, Molitor Twenty, AU Details
Kagin-7 Small Head Variety
1855 $20 Wass Molitor Twenty Dollar, Small Head -- Harshly Cleaned -- NGC Details. AU. K-7, High R.5. Two different issue dates are known for the Wass, Molitor & Co. gold coins. Five and 10 dollar pieces were coined in 1852, while 10, 20, and 50 dollar pieces were struck in 1855. Most of the 1855 twenties are Small Head coins like this one, while a half dozen Large Head pieces are also known. The bright yellow surfaces show heavy hairlines on the obverse, with the reverse polished. Both sides have scattered surface marks that are typical of these pieces. Listed on page 377 of the 2012 Guide Book. (PCGS# 10357)

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