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    1855 Wass, Molitor & Co. Fifty Dollar

    1855 $50 Wass Molitor Fifty Dollar XF40 Repaired Field, Scratched PCI (XF40 Holed, Plugged, Fields Tooled, Whizzed). K-9, R.5. Formerly offered as lot 5610 in our January 2000 FUN Signature Sale, where it was cataloged as: "An important and desirable issue among advanced territorial gold collectors, the present coin should still elicit strong bids despite its obvious impairments. Both sides display muted yellow-gold color that betrays a past cleaning. In addition, the fields have suffered under the weight of an engraving tool that was apparently meant to remove scratches, abrasions, and/or sizeable contact marks. The devices were also tooled to strengthen details lost from circulation." To this description we add that the coin appears to have been holed and plugged at 4 o'clock on the reverse periphery. Listed on page 286 of the 2000 Guide Book. (NGC ID# ANJU, PCGS# 10363)

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    Auction Dates
    October, 2001
    3rd-6th Wednesday-Saturday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 10
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
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