1842 Seated Liberty Silver Dime - S.S. Central America Shipwreck, with California Gold Dust - Bob Evans Signed Label (PCGS F12)

  • Lot number 5074214
  • Total bids 14
  • Winning bid $600.00
  • Buyer's premium $102.00
  • Total $702.00

Coin has been graded PCGS F 12. Please see the images for further details on the condition of the coin. Encapsulation also includes a container of gold dust.

The S.S. Central America, known as the "Ship of Gold", operated during the 1850's transporting newly minted treasures from the Eastern end of the Panama Railroad up to New York. She reliably did this twice a month until the largest hurricane of the 19th century struck on September 11, 1857, sending 425 souls to the ocean floor the next day, September 12, 1857 along with millions of dollars in fabulous gold ingots, gold and silver coins, and raw gold ore. The Sinking and loss of the cargo was so important to the financial market, that the event led to the great financial panic of 1857.

Due to the uniqueness of each item, please refer to the photos provided in this auction. We offer high resolution images of each item rather than a written description of condition.

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