Week #541 Wow, it's December 7th!!!
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This weeks First and Second place winners will be picked at random…

 

The question must be answered by Saturday at midnight EST.

 

QUESTION:

 

Which gold coin was produced with a die that had its date revised by drilling out the existing final numeral and inserting a plug with the new numeral?

 

GOOD LUCK!!!

 

This week’s winner will win "Milestone Coins, A Pageant Of The World's Most Significant And Popular Money", by Kenneth Bressett.

 

There will also be a runner up prize given to a selected player with the correct answer.

 

REMINDER: The Numisma-Quest ends on Saturday at midnight EST. Entries after that time will not be valid. See the Trivia info post for more details

 

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Wass,Molitor and CO. 1852 10$

 

A close look at the obverse of their $10 issues of 1852 reveals that the last digit, probably a “1,” had been drilled out of the original die and a “2” plugged into its space. This variety is very rare and indicates that Wass, Molitor & Company definitely planned to issue these pieces in 1851. Why they waited until 1852 is not known for certain, but while they were redrilling the $10 pieces they began issuing $5 specimens on January 6, 1852.

 

--Reprinted with permission of the author from Donald H. Kagin's, "Private Gold Coins and Patterns of the United States", copyright 1981, Arco Publishing, Inc. of New York

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QUESTION:

 

Which gold coin was produced with a die that had its date revised by drilling out the existing final numeral and inserting a plug with the new numeral?

 

Answer: Wass, Molitor & Company 1852 $10

 

This week’s winner SC7000 HAS WOND "Milestone Coins, A Pageant Of The World's Most Significant And Popular Money", by Kenneth Bressett.

 

No Runner Up This Week…..

 

Thank you for playing and please stop by this Friday for the PMG Numisma-Quest question

 

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