Make one lucky collector’s dream come true with this pre- Civil War $20 Liberty Head Double Eagle recovered from the shipwrecked “treasure ship” the S.S. Central America! In August 1857, a ship left California, carrying gold ingots and about 5,000 newly-minted “S” Double Eagles. After crossing Panama, the passengers and the cargo were loaded aboard the S.S. Central America for the final leg to New York City. Just short of its destination, the boat encountered a hurricane off the Carolinas and sank, taking its treasure to the ocean floor.
Now over 155 years later, you can give an authentic gold “treasure ship” coin – the S.S. Central America $20 Double Eagle, recovered in the late 1980s and in amazing condition. We have just two lustrous Mint State 1857-S coins available. Each has been graded by our experts, certified by PCGS, and comes in a handsome oak case. This is a rare gift they’ll talk about for years. Only one is available in each grade, so order today!
- Material: Gold
- Mint Mark: San Francisco
- Product Type: Single Products
- Year: 1857
- Presentation: With Case