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Douglas Winter Numismatics Sells Finest Known Wass Molitor 1855 $20

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner Douglas Winter Numismatics (DWN), a Portland, Oregon firm specializing in choice and rare United States gold coinage, recently sold the single-finest-known example of the 1855 Wass, Molitor & Company Small Head $20.00, graded MS62 by PCGS and approved by CAC. The coin was sold to a […]

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Doug Winter: Dabbling in Territorial and Private Gold Coinage

By Doug Winter – RareGoldCoins.com …… CoinWeek Content Partner …… You may or may not have noticed that my firm has been far more active in selling Territorial gold coinage in the last year than in the past. While I’m not ready to become a major player in this area, my interest has been piqued […]

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Beverly Hills Heritage U.S. Coin Auction Realizes $6.5+ Million

Gold was the story in California as Heritage’s December 13-14 Beverly Hills Signature Auction raised in excess of $6.5 million for its consignors. Post Auction sales continue and may add further to this total. All prices realized include a 20% Buyer’s Premium. The six highest valued coins in the auction were all gold rarities, led […]

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Unprecedented Grouping of Rare Territorial Gold Coins Aboard SS Central America Treasure

Some of the finest known Kellogg & Co. and Wass Molitor & Co. San Francisco gold coins are among the 105 historic California Gold Rush Territorial gold coins recovered during the last expedition to the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America, that sank in 1857. The headline-making recovery also includes a rare variety […]

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NGC Certifies Rare Wass, Molitor & Co. Gold Coins From Hungarian National Museum

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) has certified three rare gold coins struck by Wass, Molitor & Co. in the 1850s during the height of the California Gold Rush. The coins were submitted to NGC’s office in Munich, Germany by the Hungarian National Museum, which received the coins from Count Samuel Wass. A prominent Hungarian, Wass came […]

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Building a World Class Numismatic Gold Coin Collection: The Josiah K. Lilly Collection, Pt. 7

By Harvey Stack – Founder, Stack’s Bowers …… Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 | Part 5 | Part 6 After making our delivery of United States and foreign gold coins to Mr. Josiah K. Lilly in the spring of 1956, I discussed ways of making his collection grow. He […]

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Newly Discovered Variety, Unique Example of 1855 Wass, Molitor $20 Territorial Gold to be Sold

Heritage will be offering a newly discovered and unique Territorial Gold piece at the upcoming Central States Signature Sale April 23-7 in Chicago as Lot # 14006.  Below is the full description from the Heritage Catalog 1855 $20 Wass Molitor Twenty Dollar, Large Head AU53 NGC. Variety unlisted in Kagin, believed unique. An exciting new […]

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