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France (Paris mint), gold 20 francs, Louis Philippe I, 1831-A, incuse edge lettering variety, PCGS A

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France (Paris mint), gold 20 francs, Louis Philippe I, 1831-A, incuse edge lettering variety, PCGS A
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France (Paris mint), gold 20 francs, Louis Philippe I, 1831-A, incuse edge lettering variety, PCGS AU53 / Ship of Gold special presentation case with pinch of gold, only example from the wreck in the PCGS census. Gad-1030; Fr-553a; KM-739.1. Lightly circulated with minor hairlines, pleasing even gold color throughout with ample luster in the fields around design details. This coin has the distinction of being the sole example of this date recovered from the wreck. These and the following eight lots come from a scant 82 world gold coins recovered from the wrecksite during the 2014 expedition. They represent a cross-section of world gold coins that could be found in circulation throughout the United States in the 1850s, especially in California, both during its territorial and early statehood periods. PCGS #35474712. Housed in special plastic holder containing a tag hand-signed by Bob Evans. Recovered from: SS Central America, sunk in 1857 off North Carolina