APMEX Showcase: SS Central America Shipwreck Gold
This is a follow-up article to our showcase of the 1857-S $20 Gold SS Central America MS-64 PCGS, this time offering a variety of options. Read that full article here.
We hope you were able to read this week's APMEX Showcase that introduced an interesting bit of history many coin collectors may not know about. Now we'd like to let you see some more affordable options if you are looking to add some truly historic Gold to your collection.
While the example we showcased this week is currently going for nearly $9,000 you shouldn’t be surprised to know we have more than just that one piece. As the largest online Precious Metals dealer, we pride ourselves on our large selection.
Maybe that coin is just out of your price range. What about this 1856 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle MS-62+ PCGS? This coin actually has a much lower population that the MS-64 example – only 1 of these issues exists – but the slightly lower grade makes this coin slightly more affordable.
If you take just one more step down along the grading scale, you will find this 1854 $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle MS-61 PCGS, which is currently under $5,000. The MS-61 grade is still high on the Sheldon Grading Scale, especially when you consider that this coin is more than 160 years old and survived a shipwreck!
Perhaps you don’t care quite as much if your shipwreck Gold piece is a Pre-33 Gold coin, and maybe its history alone is what you are after. Take a look at this 1857 1.5 gram Gold Nugget PCGS. This item represents a small portion of the total Gold lost on the S.S. Central America, but at under $300 it is easy to add this to any Gold collection.
Take a step back into history and browse the selection of items available now at APMEX that you can show off as genuine pieces from an 1857 shipwreck.