USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty "double eagle," 1865-S, PCGS AU58 / Brother Jonat

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USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty  double eagle,  1865-S, PCGS AU58 / Brother Jonat
7,500.00USD+ (1,425.00) buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2018 Nov 02 @ 17:49UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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USA (San Francisco mint), gold $20 coronet Liberty "double eagle," 1865-S, PCGS AU58 / Brother Jonathan (1865). The SS Brother Jonathan sank on July 30, 1865 after striking a rock during its return to the harbor of Crescent City, California. Just 19 people survived aboard a single lifeboat. Of the 225 lives lost, some notable passengers included: Anson G. Henry, a personal friend of Abraham Lincoln's and the newly appointed superintendent of the proposed Dalles (Oregon) branch mint; James Nisbet, a publisher who wrote his will as the ship sank; and Roseanna Keenan, a madam travelling with seven prostitutes. Lustrous and devoid of wear except for highest points, a few faint lines in fields in addition to the usual bagmarks, lovely gold color with auburn highlights near rims, multiple die-cracks, scarce and desirable provenance (first specimen we have offered). Accompanied by the book Treasure Ship: The Legend and Legacy of the S.S. Brother Jonathan (2006), by Dennis M. Powers (hardcover, 416 pp). PCGS #7762650 (inventory recovery number 961, series 70, coin 40). Recovered from: S.S. Brother Jonathan, sunk in 1865 off Crescent City, California