1857 Double Pinch - Gold Rush Nuggets: S.S. Central America - PCGS Bob Evans
- Grading Service: Professional Coin Grading Serevice - PCGS
- Certification: Various
- Country: United States
- Period: Federal Republic (1776-Date)
- Type: Gold Nuggets
- Composition: Gold
- Signature: Bob Evans
The SS Central America, also known as the “Ship of Gold,” has a reputation as the most significant shipwreck to occur in United States history! The ship transported prospectors and thousands of pounds of California gold to and from the West Coast during the California Gold Rush. On the fateful day of September 3, 1857, the SS Central America set sail on its final voyage from Panama with 30,000 pounds of gold in its cargo. Less than a fortnight later (September 9), the ship fell victim to a horrible hurricaine, sinking it to the deep, dark, depths of the sea 3 days later on September 12.
Over 130 years later, in 2014, the SS Central America was rediscovered and historic Gold Rush gold dust directly from the hills of Northern California was recovered. These PCGS certified double pinches of California Gold Rush gold are artifacts from the iconic ship. Each of these double pinches of Gold Rush gold will come with a limited edition SS Central America Bell label signed by Bob Evans, the Chief Scientist of the SS Central America Ship of Gold Coin Project!
*Condition is based on our professional opinion. Pictures are representative of the item that you will receive, actual item may differ slightly, and serial numbers may vary*