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Choice AU Slug from the California Gold Rush

1851 $50 Humbert PCGS/CAC AU55 (Reeded Edge, 880 Thous)

Next Bid: $78,500.00
Closes: 6D 11H

Long popular with collectors, these octagonal slugs are a unique offering from the California Gold Rush era. The surfaces on this particular piece are fantastic with nearly prooflike fields. It's very rare that we find such a nice example with no major distracting marks on the reverse. The beautiful design was struck before the US Mint started conducting business in San Francisco at the Assay Office under the direction of Augustus Humbert and were widely circulated in California, even once official coins were produced. CAC approved for quality and eye appeal.

Commemorative Shipwreck Restrike

SS Central America Shipwreck: 1855 Kellogg Restrike PCGS Gem Uncirculated (Box and COA)

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$4,750.00
 

These 2.5 ounce gold coins were produced in commemoration of the S.S. Central America's voyage and unfortunate end in 1857. The California Historical Society went through great lengths to closely replicate the original Kellogg $50 proofs by creating dies transferred from the originals, using gold from Kellogg and Co. ingots found in the shipwreck, and striking them with a press from the San Francisco mint. An original Kellogg $50 proof would cost you the better part of $1 million. These replicas present a reasonable alternative.

Commemorative Shipwreck Restrike

SS Central America Shipwreck: 1855 Kellogg Restrike PCGS Gem Proof (Box and COA)

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$4,500.00
 

These 2.5 ounce gold coins were produced in commemoration of the S.S. Central America's voyage and unfortunate end in 1857. The California Historical Society went through great lengths to closely replicate the original Kellogg $50 proofs by creating dies transferred from the originals, using gold from Kellogg & Co. ingots found in the shipwreck, and striking them with a press from the San Francisco mint. An original Kellogg $50 proof would cost you the better part of $1 million. These replicas present a reasonable alternative.