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Lot 2094

1850 Moffat & Co. (San Francisco) $5 Gold. PCGS graded VG-10. Extensively circulated but still retaining the greenish gold coloration expected and an ample amount of detail. Moffat & Co. was a prolific producer of gold coins from 1849-1850 and their reputation was strong as they were known for having the highest purity coins. These pioneer issues were definitely workhorse coins used heavily in the bustling economy of the Gold Rush Era. The melting of a high number of these issues for use in Federal coinage makes any survivor a significant one. A nice "pocket piece" that has retained enough detail and eye appeal to be quite desirable (PCGS # 10243) .
Estimated Value $600 - 750.

Realized $1,438

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