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USA (Philadelphia mint), gold $5 half eagle, 1846, large date, PCGS VF35 / Ship of Gold special pres

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1750s-1900s Start Price:2,800.00 USD Estimated At:3,500.00 - 5,000.00 USD
USA (Philadelphia mint), gold $5 half eagle, 1846, large date, PCGS VF35 / Ship of Gold special pres
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USA (Philadelphia mint), gold $5 half eagle, 1846, large date, PCGS VF35 / Ship of Gold special presentation case with pinch of gold. Circulated piece with some bagmarks yet still possessing bold design details and a fair amount of mint luster, hints of reddish gold hues on the high points. This is one of just five examples of this type recovered from the wreck. It, along with the following half eagle, represent the typical coinage that actually circulated in the United States around the mid-1800s in contrast to the ship's larger shipment of newly-minted double eagles that are much more prevalent on the market today. PCGS #35225686. Housed in special plastic holder containing a tag hand-signed by Bob Evans. Recovered from: SS Central America, sunk in 1857 off North Carolina