Wass, Molitor & Co. was founded by two Hungarian patriots who fled their homeland after their country's 1848 bid for freedom from Austria was quashed.
Count Samuel Wass and Agoston P. Molitor established an assay office in San Francisco in October 1851.
The firm issued private coinage in several denominations in the early 1850s, often in response to a direct petition from local businessmen to ease the chronic coin shortage that plagued the regional economy.
The 1855 Wass, Molitor & Co. $50 gold piece is the firm’s signature coin.
They were struck in 1855, during a period when the newly opened S.F. Mint had to shut down, due to a shortage of parting acids.
Wass, Molitor & Co. ceased coinage operations after 1855, when the Mint resolved its difficulties and could meet the needs of the local economy.
The NGC population is just 4 with 16 higher.
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