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SSCA California Gold Rush Nugget .41 TO .50 Gram NGC Authentic

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Why order this .41 TO .50 Gram SS Central America Gold Nugget?

Coin collecting provides people with the opportunity to connect with times and places of the past. In most cases, though, that connection is vague, connecting to a civilization and a year or time period. Shipwreck coins, however, offer a connection to specific places and events. This piece, weighing from .41-.50 g, was recovered from the wreck of the SS Central America, which was originally named the SS George Law. A hurricane sank the ship on September 12, 1857. 425 of 578 people aboard perished in the wreck, while 14,000 kg of gold fell to the bottom of the ocean. It was sailing form Colon, which is in modern day Panama, to New York City. The extraordinary loss of gold was one of the reasons for the Panic of 1857.

Wreck Discovered in Living Memory

The Columbus-America Discovery Group found the wreck using Bayesian technology. On September 11, 1988, 131 years after the ship sank, a remotely operated vehicle (ROV) was sent down to the site. Gold and artifacts were brought to the surface by another ROV. An estimated $100-$150 million in gold was recovered, including the most valuable piece of currency in the world at that time, a 36 kg gold ignot.

Certified Authentic by NGC

Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) certified that this piece was recovered from the wreck of the SS Central America.

Don't miss your chance to own this SS Central America .41 TO .50 Gram Gold Nugget.


Year of Issue:2021
Grading Service:NGC
Grade:Authentic
Variety:.41 TO .50 Gram
Composition:Gold
Country:United States
CATEGORIES: Gold, Gold Bullion