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France (Paris mint), gold 20 francs, Louis Philippe I, 1840-A, PCGS AU55 / Ship of Gold special pres

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France (Paris mint), gold 20 francs, Louis Philippe I, 1840-A, PCGS AU55 / Ship of Gold special pres
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France (Paris mint), gold 20 francs, Louis Philippe I, 1840-A, PCGS AU55 / Ship of Gold special presentation case with pinch of gold, finest known from the wreck in the PCGS census. Gad-1031; Fr-560; KM-750.1. Sharply detailed with minimal surface friction from circulation, very bright with a bit of a mirror-like quality to the obverse fields. This is the finest of just two examples of this date recovered from the wreck. PCGS #35474726. Housed in special plastic holder containing a tag hand-signed by Bob Evans. Recovered from: SS Central America, sunk in 1857 off North Carolina