Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 51

press UP arrow key to increase the zoom ratio.
press DOWN arrow key to decrease the zoom ratio.
press RIGHT arrow key to increase the zoom window size.
press LEFT arrow key to decrease the zoom window size.

Lot 1787

1852 Wass, Molitor & Co. (San Francisco) $10 Gold. Large head. PCGS graded AU-55. Lovely golden toning. Lustrous satiny golden orange surfaces with rich champagne highlights. Nearly full hair and eagle detail, we note a single chattermark on the jaw near the ear. A truly beautiful AU55 specimen of a much scarcer Territorial mint issue from our California pioneer heritage.

According to the Kagin reference on this series (which no Territorial specialist should be without), "Evidently the reverse dies were obtained from Dubosq & Co. as they appear to be identical. Moffat & Co., operating for the United States Assay Office, also coined issues in 1852. Evidently these issues filled the monetary needs of the area for some time as no Wass, Molitor & Co. coins were struck bearing 1853 or 1854 dates." Pop 5; 4 finer, 1 in 58, 1 in 60, 2 in 62 (PCGS # 10348) .
Estimated Value $12,000 - 14,000.
Ex: Al Blythe Collection.

Realized $10,925

Go to lot:  

Home | Current Sale | Calendar of Events | Bidding | Consign | About Us | Contact | Archives | Log In

US Coins & Currency | World & Ancient Coins | Manuscripts & Collectibles | Bonded CA Auctioneers No. 3S9543300
11400 W. Olympic Blvd, Suite 800, Los Angeles CA 90064 | 310. 551.2646 ph | 310.551.2626 fx | 800.978.2646 toll free

© 2011 Ira & Larry Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, All Rights Reserved