Gold Double Pinch from the SS Central America


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Here's a piece that makes a great conversation starter: authentic gold dust from California's legendary 1850's Gold Rush!

  • Known by the miners' measurement of payment – double pinch
  • These flakes were salvaged from the SS that sank during a devastating 1857 Category 2 hurricane
  • Nicknamed the "Ship of Gold," the sidewheel steamer was carrying an estimated $1.6 million in gold when it sunk off the South Carolina coast with only 53 survivors
  • Recovered more than 150 years later in 2014 and certified by PCGS
  • A double pinch of gold dust coined the phrase "That'll do in a pinch!"

This is a valuable piece of American history that will add prestige to any collection.