1857-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle PCGS AU55 SS Central America Shipwreck PQ+


1857-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle PCGS AU55 SS Central America Shipwreck PQ+.

SSCA Cert #4380

Conservatively graded 20 years ago in our opinion, VERY nice for the grade.

This $20 1857-S SS Central America shipwreck specimen has been of the market for many years. You are buying this coin exactly as I did. It’s been off the market for over a decade.

This is the 20C Narrow Serif variety PCGS AU55 specimen. A superb S.S. Central America Shipwreck example that has all the characteristics of a Mint State quality specimen but at a lower price. This coin displays a brilliant orange-gold color, with near perfect surfaces, hard to imagine it was underwater for over 150 years.

Comes with the original display box only.

Fresh to the market after years of residing in a collectors deposit box. This example is a representative of the SS Central America’s first recovery. It’s housed in an original PCGS Gold Foil holder. Just over 6,000 Double Eagles were recovered in different dates and grades.

About the SS Central America Shipwreck
 The S.S. Central America carried the most talked about treasure in American history. A book about the ship and its fabulous cargo, Ship of Gold, In The Deep Blue Sea, was on the New York Times Best Seller List.

From 1852 to 1857: This pre- Civil War Central America Steamship transported an estimated one-third of the entire California Gold Rush output. That one-third was valued at the time at approximately $150 million+

The precious cargo included approximately 6,650 recently-minted $20- denomination ("Double Eagle") gold pieces produced from 1854-1857 at the San Francisco Mint. The gold for these coins was mined during the California Gold Rush. There also was a much smaller quantity of other historic gold coins that circulated in the Wild West from private Assayers that are pretty valuable as well.

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