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Lot of natural gold flakes and dust from the SS Central America (1857) in original Sotheby's packagi

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Bullion Start Price:800.00 USD Estimated At:1,000.00 - 1,500.00 USD
Lot of natural gold flakes and dust from the SS Central America (1857) in original Sotheby's packagi
SOLD
4,750.00USD+ (902.50) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2009 Apr 10 @ 10:49UTC-4 : AST/EDT
All items are genuine unless noted. Most shipwreck coins and artifacts come with a certificate of authenticity (please check the description for each item).
Lot of natural gold flakes and dust from the SS Central America (1857) in original Sotheby's packaging. 31.1 grams. A large "pinch" of gold dust and flakes (some as long as ¼" but most no more than the size of a grain of sand), straight from the California Gold Rush, one of the few lots from the Sotheby's auction that did not go to promoters who encapsulated them in 1.5-gram increments. From the SS Central America (1857), housed in original Sotheby's 2" x 2" plastic box with auction-lot sticker #593 and blue-cloth Sotheby's pouch.