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SSCA California Gold Rush Nugget 1.31-1.40 g NGC Authentic

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SSCA California Gold Rush Nugget 1.31-1.40 g NGC Authentic

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Why order this 1.31-1.40 g SSCA California Gold Rush Nugget?

The California Gold Rush was an important period in America's westward expansion. The event fueled the growth of the state and helped to grow the still young nation's economy. Gold prospected during the Rush was frequently transported to the east coast by sea. One of the ships facilitating that effort was the SS Central America.

  • This nugget weighs between 1.31 and 1.40 g.
  • This nugget was prospected during the California Gold Rush.
  • The nugget was being transported aboard the SS Central America from Colon, Panama to New York City when the ship sank.
  • The SS Central America got caught in a hurricane on September 9, 1857.
  • Its sinking was a contributor to the Panic of 1857.
  • The sinking was considered an unparalleled disaster in America's maritime history.
  • Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that this nugget is authentic.

An American Tragedy

The SS Central America was carrying gold, 477 passengers, and 101 crew members from Colon, Panama to New York City in September of 1857. On September 9 off the coast of the Carolinas, the ship found itself in a Category 2 hurricane. The storm severely battered the ship, among other things costing it its power. Inclement weather persisted for days, but two ships were spotted on the twelfth. 153 passengers, mostly women and children, made their way to those ships in lifeboats. Another 50 were rescued at sea by a Norwegian bark named "Ellen," and three more were rescued in a lifeboat more than seven days after the sinking. 425 souls were lost in what is still considered one of the greatest disasters in American maritime history.

Don't miss your chance to own this SSCA 1.31-1.40 g California Gold Rush Nugget.

Grading Service:NGC
Variety:1.31-1.40 g
Country:United States
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