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Obverse of 1852 U.S. Assay Office of Gold $10     Reverse of 1852 U.S. Assay Office of Gold $10


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Images courtesy of Superior Galleries

Recent appearances:
NGC MS-61.  Ex - Superior Stamp & Coin's "Pre-Long Beach Sale", February 7-8, 2000, Lot 1412, illustrated, unsold

NGC MS-60 (illustrated above).  Ex - Superior Galleries' "Pre-Long Beach Sale" May 27-29, 2001, Lot 4250, where it was described as follows: "1852 United States Assay Office of Gold. $10. 884 THOUS. NGC graded Mint State 60. Part of the Territorial series of gold coinage that the California gold rush produced, and an appealing, boldly struck coin it is! The extra sharp eagle has a splendid shield while all lettering is crisp and clear, around the obverse's margin, and within the rectangular tablet on the reverse. The Assay Office was precursor to the federal mint established at San Francisco. It struck numerous gold pieces that were later melted and recoined into U.S. $20 gold pieces."

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