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    1852 Wass, Molitor & Co. Large Head Ten, XF45
    Stop-Gap Private Issue, Choice Example, K-4

    1852 $10 Wass Molitor Ten Dollar, Large Head, Wide Date XF45 PCGS. CAC. K-4, R.5. Wide Uneven Date, Short Neck, Pointed Bust. The obverse was cut deeply for this issue and appears almost "dished" in appearance, exposing the reverse to inordinate wear and strike weakness. Multiple diagnostic die cracks appear in relation to the obverse stars as well as throughout the motifs on both the obverse and reverse.

    Wass, Molitor & Co. joined Moffat & Co. in issuing lower-denomination gold coins (five and ten-dollar gold pieces by Wass, Molitor and ten-dollar pieces by Moffat & Co.) in 1852 to fill a critical need for circulating coinage while the U.S. Assay Office was restricted by the federal government from issuing these denominations. This Choice XF example of the Wass, Molitor issue is attractive and well-made for the rudimentary conditions and dies. CAC-Approved for eye appeal and quality. Population: 28 in 45, 27 finer (7/14). (NGC ID# 33ZM, PCGS# 10348)


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    August, 2014
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