1857-S $20 Lib Gold SS Cent. America Spiked Shield MS-63 PCGS CAC

1857-S $20 Lib Gold SS Cent. America Spiked Shield MS-63 PCGS CAC

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Own a true piece of American history with this shipwreck coin, pedigreed by PCGS, from the S.S. Central America. Graded by PCGS as MS-63. Spiked Shield variety, with the CAC designation. The SS Central America was the "Ship of Gold".

Coin Highlights:
  • Struck in .900 fine Gold.
  • Authenticated and graded MS-63 by PCGS.
  • Designed by James B. Longacre.
  • Obverse: Depicts a bust of Liberty with 13 stars around the perimeter. The date is at the bottom.
  • Reverse: Features an eagle with its wings spread and a shield in front of its breast. The mint mark is located just above the denomination.
  • This coin is Type-1 as the denomination is abbreviated “TWENTY D.”.
  • This coin was minted in San Francisco and carries the “S” mint mark.

The SS Central America was a sidewheel paddle steamboat that sailed between various countries in Central America and New York and other ports on the East Coast of the US. During a hurricane the ship sank and 420 passengers and crew went down with the ship. The ship also lost over 30,000 pounds of Gold coins and bars

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This coin will make a great addition to any collection. Add this 1857-S $20 Liberty Gold S.S. Central America Spiked Shield coin to your cart today!

S.S. Central America:
Own a piece of the California Gold rush known today as “America’s Lost Treasure”. It is part of the coins minted in San Francisco then put on the ill-fated S.S. Central America which set sail for New York City. The ship encountered a fierce hurricane off the East coast, sank and remained beneath the Atlantic Ocean off the Carolinas for the next 130 years.

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