Treat someone special to a big, hefty $20 Liberty Head gold piece containing nearly 1 oz. of California gold rush ore! Struck over 160 years ago at the San Francisco Mint, this 1857-S issue recalls the perilous journey of gold coins and bullion from California to eastern parts of the country. Many of the 1857-S $20 gold pieces in existence today were recovered from the famous "Ship of Gold" – the SS Central America sidewheel steamer which sank in a hurricane off the coast of South Carolina in 1857 while carrying tons of California gold rush coins and bullion! Each attractive, lightly circulated 1857-S gold coin offered here, with wear only on the highest points of the design, has been graded Extra Fine 45 by our experts and is certified by PCGS. This prized legacy of the California gold rush will be an impressive gift of lasting value!
- Mint: San Francisco
- Product Type: Single Products
- Denomination: $20 - Double Eagle
- Year: 1857