1857-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS64 SS Central America Shipwreck
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1857-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle PCGS MS64 SS Central America Shipwreck with a nice attractive Proof Like Liberty.
Cones with all original shipwreck packaging.
Conservatively graded from the 1st recovery from a few years ago. VERY nice for the grade. This coin displays some blazing luster and yellow gold color on the obverse and reverse. It sort of has a PL look on the obverse. We don’t really see this on many of the first examples that were recovered. These Double Eagles were some of the first coins on the stack of $20’s that laid on the ocean floor.
This $20 1857-S SS Central America shipwreck specimen has been off the market for many years. You are buying this coin exactly as I did. Stored in a family collection.
This is the rare 20B Bold S variety PCGS MS64 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 brilliant yellow gold color, with near perfect surfaces, hard to imagine it was underwater for over 150 years.
Comes with the original display box & COA.
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.
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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