Coin Specifications

Category: Territorials
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 8.36g
AGW: .2419oz
Melt Value: $355.56 (12/12/2019)
Diameter: 21.6mm
Edge: Reeded
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1852 SMALL HEAD WASS, MOLITOR & CO. $5 MS obverse 1852 SMALL HEAD WASS, MOLITOR & CO. $5 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

In 1852, Wass, Molitor and Co. struck five and ten-dollar pieces at their San Francisco assay office. The coins were meant to replace United States coinage, which was very scarce in the West at that time. Unfortunately, many ended up being melted and converted into Federal coinage. This attrition has made any piece from Wass, Molitor and Co. extremely rare and valuable today.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1852 SMALL HEAD $5 WASS, MOLITOR & CO. MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
Base $ - - - - 42500 48500 54500 60500 78500 97000 - - - - - - - - - -

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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 1
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: VF
High Grade: VF

The chart showing VF series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 12/10/2019 1852 SMALL HEAD $5 WASS, MOLITOR & CO. MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
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Total----1-----------------1
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Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
8/13/2006 NGC AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2006 August Denver, CO Signature & Platinum Night Auction #414, 414/Lot# 5786 $28,750.00
1/8/2014 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2014 January 8 - 12 FUN US Coin Signature Auction - Orlando Session(3), 1201/Lot# 5632 $35,250.00
9/4/2014 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2014 September 4 - 6 Long Beach Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(1), 1209/Lot# 3562 $35,250.00
4/9/2015 NGC AU 53   Heritage Auctions 2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(4), 3040/Lot# 31744 $124.55
8/12/2015 PCGS Genuine VF   Heritage Auctions 2015 August 12 - 16 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Chicago Session(5), 1223/Lot# 6584 $5,876.18


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1852 SMALL HEAD $5 WASS, MOLITOR & CO. MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3320212910406455636007640066216762696370927678818886443333333
367523173294456357116138647366686829700672877848834086443333330
0000006138647366686829700672877848834086443333300
0000006269654767156896704974828018849286443333300
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