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Lot of 3 USA seated Liberty 50c coins in conglomeration (one separated), as found, from the "Fort Ca

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / US Coins Start Price:160.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Lot of 3 USA seated Liberty 50c coins in conglomeration (one separated), as found, from the  Fort Ca
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Lot of 3 USA seated Liberty 50c coins in conglomeration (one separated), as found, from the "Fort Capron treasure" (1857). 27.11 grams total. Clumps of silver coins are typical for shipwreck finds, but this provenance is anything but typical, as it was simply a payroll lost in the surf when Major Dashiell's launch boat from the ship William and Mary. In fact these are the first silver coins we have ever offered from this find, and as uncleaned coins in natural conglomeration they have to be considered very rare from this source. Both parts (the separate coin and the two-coin sandwich) are black and loaded with coral and oxidation, lots of white and green color, with minimal coin detail still visible. From the "Fort Capron treasure" (1857).