1852 $10 Wass Molitor, Large Head, Wide Date NGC AU53. K-4, R.5. New to the market! The 1852 $10 became one of the “workhorse” denominations during the mid-years of the California gold rush. Specifically after many of the gold coins struck privately were melted under the suspicion of misattributed weights, there became a fairly grand opportunity to fill the void of circulating currency. Most surviving examples will grade Very Fine to Extremely Fine. AU examples, such as this coin, usually trade hands privately. We have been able to account for a mere handful selling over the past twenty years. Priced at the CU published level.