***Auction Highlight*** SS Central America 1/4oz Silver Medallion W/ Placer Gold & 49'er Gold From S

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***Auction Highlight*** SS Central America 1/4oz Silver Medallion W/ Placer Gold & 49'er Gold From SS Centeral America. The California Gold Rust Triumph and Tragedy with the cry of "Gold in California" in 1848 the united states was overcome with gold fever. Many of the men abord the Ill-fated SS Central America had amassed fortunes panning for gold nuggets unfortunately, those same miners and 425 other souls lost their lives when the ship sank during a hurricane in 1857. the SS Central America Remained Undiscovered until the 1980's wem to was found in over 8000 Ft of water off the coast of north Carolina. This Medallion contains a piece of placer gold recovered from the wreck of the ill-fated terser ship SS central America. CALIFORNIA GOLD RUSH GOLD S.S. CENTRAL AMERICA. In the early days of the gold rush era California was a "Gold Dust" Economy. Paper Money was not yet trusted and there was an extreme shortage of trustworthy coinage. as a result, gold dust & Nuggets were a primary medium of exchange and commerce. for example a "pinch" from a pouch of dust could be used as payment for a saloon libation after a miners long hard day in the gold fields. over 25 LBS of gold dust and nuggets were recovered from the 1857 Shipwreck of the SS Central amerai some 8000 Ft deep in the Atlantic. the gold contained in this holder was in the storage hold of the SS Cantal America.

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This item is part of Summer Splash Coin Consignments Auction 2 of 6
 Friday, Jul 23, 2021 | 5:45 PM  Eastern
 
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***Auction Highlight*** SS Central America 1/4oz Silver Medallion W/ Placer Gold & 49'er Gold From S
***Auction Highlight*** SS Central America 1/4oz Silver Medallion W/ Placer Gold & 49'er Gold From S
Lot number: 414
Seller: Key Date Coins
Event: Summer Splash Coin Consignments Auction 2 of 6
Ends: Friday, July 23 | 5:45 PM  Eastern

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