Coin Specifications

Category: Territorials
Composition: Gold
Fineness: 0.9000
Weight: 16.7200g
AGW: 0.4837oz
Melt Value: $707.53 (11/13/2019)
Diameter: 27mm
Edge: Reeded
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1855 WASS, MOLITOR & CO. $10 MS obverse 1855 WASS, MOLITOR & CO. $10 MS reverse
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Description & Analysis

After their first run of five and ten-dollar coins in 1852, Wass, Molitor and Co. halted their production of coinage with the hopes that the San Francisco Mint would finally begin striking the amount of gold coinage required for commerce. Unfortunately, this was not the case. In fact, due to a lack of necessary assaying supplies, the mint closed its doors in 1855.

This closure once again put strain on the few gold coins currently in circulation,and local bankers convinced Wass and Molitor to begin striking coins again. While no further five-dollar pieces were struck, ten, twenty, and fifty dollar coins were issued.

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Price Guide

Last Updated: 4/15/2019

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1855 $10 WASS, MOLITOR & CO. MS
  GVGFVFXF505355586061626364656667686970
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Census

 
NGC GRADE SUMMARY

Total Graded: 13
Low Grade: VF
Average Grade: 55
High Grade: 61

The chart showing VF series, 40 series, 45 series, 50 series, 53 series, 55 series, 58 series, 60 series, 61 series.
NGC CENSUS DETAIL Last Updated: 11/12/2019 1855 $10 WASS, MOLITOR & CO. MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970Total
Base----1-11-4321---------13
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Total----1-11-4321---------13
 ----8 %-8 %8 %-31 %23 %15 %8 %--------- 

Auction Prices Realized

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Date
Service
Grade
Auction House
Sale / Lot
Price
9/26/2002 PCGS XF 45   Heritage Auctions 2002 September Long Beach Signature Sale #300, 300/Lot# 9035 $13,225.00
6/27/2008 PCGS AU 53   Teletrade Auction 2549, 2549/Lot# 1205 $22,960.00
4/27/2011 PCGS XF 40   Heritage Auctions 2011 April Rosemont CSNS Signature & Platinum Night US Coin Auction Session(3), 1154/Lot# 5557 $23,000.00
10/18/2012 PCGS AU 50   Heritage Auctions 2012 October 18-21 ANA US Coins Signature Auction - Dallas Session(4), 1175/Lot# 6448 $23,500.00
8/21/2014 NGC VF 35   Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231435/Lot# 65126 $66.00
2/12/2015 NGC XF 45   Heritage Auctions Weekly World and Ancient Coin Auction Session(1), 231508/Lot# 63138 $152.75
2/22/2018 PCGS AU 55   Heritage Auctions 2018 February 22 - 26 LB Expo US Coins Signature Auction - Long Beach Session(2), 1272/Lot# 4467 $28,800.00


NGC Registry

NGC Registry Score 1855 $10 WASS, MOLITOR & CO. MS
 PrAgGVGFVF4045505355586061626364656667686970
Base3342175158624870777543796081418258842885379046950299183333333
3140745305521652472327682802081808314846487069198964099183333330
0000007682802081808314846487069198964099183333300
0000007821808082198371850088769350977999183333300
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