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USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty double eagle, 1856-S, variety 17O (no serif, left

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1750s-1900s Start Price:2,500.00 USD Estimated At:3,000.00 - 4,500.00 USD
USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty double eagle, 1856-S, variety 17O (no serif, left
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USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty double eagle, 1856-S, variety 17O (no serif, left S), PCGS AU53 / S.S. Central America, in promotional book. This bright, lightly circulated double eagle was recovered during the first SS Central America salvage operation. Minor, even wear across Liberty's cheek and hair curls along with light obverse surface marks account for the fact that it had very little time to circulate before being packed aboard the ship and then lost at sea. Despite spending over 130 years on the ocean floor, the surfaces still bear a flashy, cartwheel luster quality as originally made. PCGS #SSCA 5787. Housed in a book-type presentation case with small certificate signed by Tommy Thompson.From: S.S. Central America, sunk in 1857 off North Carolina