A lovely example of this popular first year of issue coin, with nice, meaty details and a perfect planchet. Smooth and choice for the grade, this is the perfect piece for the advanced type or half dollar collector. CAC approved for quality.
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.
Grade: Choice XF, Strike: 5/5, Surface Quality: 3/5 Fine Style (Light smoothing). Reverse of Salus seated at altar. A bold, precise strike and a portrait of truly amazing style. A remarkable sestertius.
Grade: Choice XF * Star *, Strike: 5/5, Surface Quality: 5/5. Fine style. Reverse of Livia as Pax. Tribute Penny. Choice and fresh. A premium coin.