1857-S $20 Gold Double Eagle the Wreckage of S.S. Central America
1857-S $20 Gold Double Eagle S.S. Central America, MS62
This week’s featured item is the the 1857-S PCGS MS62 S.S. Central America 20D Bold 7, Faint S $20 Gold Double Eagle! Minting of the $20 Gold Double Eagle was authorized by the U.S. government as a result of the California Gold Rush. Over 7,000 gold coins, mostly $20 Gold Double Eagles produced by the newly opened San Francisco Mint (est. 1854) were recovered from the S.S. Central America Shipwreck.
Prior to discovering the wreckage of the S.S. Central America, Double Eagles from the 1850s were almost impossible to locate in a high state of preservation. This is a truly spectacular Brilliant Uncirculated 1857-S that was preserved in the Atlantic Ocean for nearly 150 years!
The 1857-S Double Eagle is ranked 75 out of 100 in the book: 100 Greatest US Coins, making it a true rarity! At only $7,995 with free shipping and handling, don’t miss your chance to own this blazing piece of numismatic history!
You can watch a video and learn more about the coin here.
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