S.S. Central America provenance. " /> 1855 Wass Molitor $10. K-6. Rarity-5. <I>Bent</I> diagonally across the obverse from 2:00 to 7:00. Variety with "plugged" 5 in date. This specimen easily meets the criteria for EF to AU as far as grade is concerned. Various shades of deep orange patina grace the obverse, while the reverse is deeply shaded in red and orange. Generous amounts of the original gold surface are seen on both sides. The force that bent this Wass, Molitor & Co. eagle must have been immense; perhaps the keel of the ship or some heavy object such as a stove or safe pinned the coin to the ocean floor. Of course this is idle conjecture, as the truth of the matter now rests securely in Davy Jones' Locker. A prized rarity in general, now even more so due to its <I>S.S. Central America</I> provenance. | Christie's