Double Pinch California Gold Dust Gold S.S. Central America Ship of Gold 1857

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A double pinch of California Gold Dust recovered from the S.S. Central America "Ship of Gold" shipwreck. Encapsulated in a PCGS holder, signed by Chief Scientist Bob Evans


The SS Central America, commonly referred to as the "Ship of Gold," has a reputation as the most significant shipwreck to occur in United States history. Known primarily for its crucial role in transporting prospectors and thousands of pounds of California gold to and from the West Coast during the California Gold Rush, this iconic ship was an integral part of expanding our 1850s. Unfortunately, on September 3, 1857, the SS Central America set sail on its final voyage as it left the Panamanian Port of Colon with 30,000 pounds of gold in its cargo. By September 9, 1857, the SS Central America was caught in a devastating hurricane. Three days later, on September 12, this prestigious ship met its untimely demise as it sank to the ocean floor 200 miles off the coast of the Carolinas. For over 130 years, the SS Central America and its precious gold cargo were thought to be lost for eternity. In 2014, however, an expedition was sent down to the wreckage of the SSCA and was able to recover California Gold Rush gold dust directly from the hills of Northern California. These PCGS certified double pinches of California Gold Rush gold come directly from the purser's safe of the SSCA and are the final treasures found aboard the iconic ship. Each of these double pinches of Gold Rush gold will come with a limited edition SS Central America Bell label signed by Bob Evans, the Chief Scientist of the SS Central America Ship of Gold Coin Project!


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