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    1852 Wass, Molitor & Co. Ten, AU53
    Large Head, Wide Date, K-4

    1852 $10 Wass Molitor Ten Dollar, Large Head, Wide Date AU53 NGC. K-4, R.5. The 1852 Wass, Molitor & Co. ten dollar gold pieces were struck in response to petitions by local businessmen to help alleviate an acute shortage of circulating coinage in the region (the firm was primarily an assay office). This AU53 example offers well-detailed design elements with the extensive network of die cracks on both sides usually seen on this issue. Like almost all examples seen, the reverse strike is much weaker than the obverse. The orange-gold surfaces reveal the expected number of minor abrasions and show a few hints of lilac and red patina. Census: 7 in 53, 16 finer (9/14). (NGC ID# 33ZM, PCGS# 10348)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    October, 2014
    8th-13th Wednesday-Monday
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