U.S. Coins Gold Coinage $20 Liberty Gold

1857-S S.S. Central America Shipwreck $20 PCGS MS66 (Spiked Shield)

Rare Shipwreck Gem

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Degree of Toning: 1/10
DLRC Inventory #: 1399831

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An unusual sighting amongst the SS Central America hoard, most examples are in grades of MS63-65, but this superb gem somehow survived the wreck and excavation with basically no marks and a nice yellow-gold sheen. Beautiful and satiny! Exciting double eagle gold coin from the famous SS Central America shipwreck.

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Catalog Details:
PCGS #: 70000 ()
Catalog: U.S. Coins
Category: Gold Coinage
Series: $20 Liberty Gold
Type: Liberty head
Years for Type: 1849-1907
Strike: Business
Denomination: Double Eagle
Mint Location: San Francisco
Designer: James B. Longacre
Composition: 90% gold; 10% copper
Weight: 33.436g
Edge Type: Reeded
Mintage: 970,500