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    Choice AU 1855 Wass-Molitor Ten

    1855 $10 Wass Molitor Ten Dollar AU55 NGC. K-6, R.5. The so-called "Plugged Date" 1855 shows that the final digit (presumably a 2) was drilled out of the die and replaced with a 5. Always an interesting conversation piece for the collector of Territorial Gold. The dies were dished, and as a result the obverse is much better detailed than the reverse. This, of course, makes grading these coins somewhat of a challenge, and grading has to be done by the amount of luster remaining rather than wear. About 40 pieces of this variety were recovered from the S.S. Central America, but these pieces were quickly absorbed by collectors and once again this is a seldom-seen variety. This is a bright green-gold example that is deeply struck on the center of the obverse, but the stars around the rim are ill-defined. The reverse has weak detailing overall, as expected, with good definition on the upper portion of the rim and weak details on the lower portion of that side. The only mentionable abrasion is located above star 4 on the obverse. Listed on page 357 of the 2006 Guide Book. (NGC ID# ANJR, PCGS# 10354)

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

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2006
    26th-29th Wednesday-Saturday
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