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Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1842, NGC AU 50 / SS New Yor

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Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1842, NGC AU 50 / SS New Yor
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Great Britain (London, England), gold sovereign, Victoria (young head), 1842, NGC AU 50 / SS New York, housed in promotional "book," ex-Jones Sp-3852; KM-736.1. The wreck of the SS New York is notable for having a wide variety of foreign gold and silver coins from Europe and South America recovered, illustrating what kinds of coins could be found in circulation across the United States during the presidency of James K. Polk. Bright gold color with much luster across lightly circulated surfaces, one of just four sovereigns for this date recovered from the wreck. Pedigreed to the Dr. Peter Jones collection and to our Auction 24, with original lot-tag #635, housed in a promotional leather-bound "book" entitled SS New York - Gentlemen of Fortune. NGC #3297120-016. Recovered from: S.S. New York, sunk in 1846 in the Gulf of Mexico