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1847-O $2 1/2 Gold Liberty SSCA2 Central America VF35 PCGS 943897-20

$3999 $ 99
SKU : 203349728500 Category : US Gold Coins (Pre-1933)

In 1857, the SS Central America was headed to New York, carrying 578 passengers and crew, along with 10 short tons (9.1 t) of gold from the California Gold Rush. The “Ship of Gold” encountered a hurricane off the Carolina coast and sunk in 8500 feet of water. The loss of gold, valued at the time at approximately $8,000.000, shook public confidence in the economy, triggering the Panic of 1857. Over 130 years later, in 1988, the ship was located and significant amounts of gold and artifacts were recovered. A second successful recovery operation took place in 2014. Only 4 Recovered. Includes box and COA.

Additional Information
Certification PCGS
Circulated/Uncirculated Circulated
Composition Gold
Denomination $2.50
Grade VF35
Inventory # 943897-20
Mint Location New Orleans
Strike Type Business
Year 1847