The United States Assay Office of Gold in California was established through an Act of Congress dated September 30, 1850, and operated under Moffat & Company, with Augustus Humbert appointed as the U.S. Assayer.
Humbert, who was born in Europe some 35 years earlier, arrived in California on January 8, 1851, and his first coins appeared soon afterward.
California provided Humbert with considerable success, including later association with John Glover Kellogg.
The early issues dated 1851 and 1852 were produced under Moffat & Company, and carried the imprint of Augustus Humbert.
After John Little Moffat retired in 1852, later issues were produced through the partnership of Joseph Curtis, Philo Perry, and Samuel Ward.
The later issues carried the imprint of The United States Assay Office.
*The NGC population is only 10 with 1 higher.
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