Lot 2002
1856-S $20 Gold PCGS MS63 from the SS Central America
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
This double eagle is attributed as being the "17K No Serif, Spiked F" variety and has its own unique identification number of SSCA 5420.

The SS Central America, while steaming from Panama to New York, was sent to the bottom of the Atlantic by a hurricane on September 12, 1857. The horrific disaster claimed over 400 lives and deposited some 30,000 pounds of California gold on the ocean floor. Deep water recovery, made possible by remote controlled submersibles, began in the late 1980s. Gold coins and bullion currently worth over $150 million have been salvaged thus far.

$8,000 - 12,000