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USA (Philadelphia mint), gold $5 half eagle, 1847, PCGS AU50 / Ship of Gold special presentation cas

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, 1847, PCGS AU50 / Ship of Gold special presentation cas
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USA (Philadelphia mint), gold $5 half eagle, 1847, PCGS AU50 / Ship of Gold special presentation case with pinch of gold. Sharply detailed coin with minimal wear on the high points of Liberty's hair curls and coronet, bagmark in field to left of bust, rather brilliant luster and color all over. This is one of just 19 examples of this date recovered from the wreck. PCGS #35398571. Housed in special plastic holder containing a tag hand-signed by Bob Evans. Recovered from: SS Central America, sunk in 1857 off North Carolina