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Lot 1301

Five Ounces of 1857 Origial Minted California Gold Dust Recovered from S.S. Central America. Slabbed by PCGS as #52 of 88. Special PCGS Number 671486.80/37127538. 880+/- Fine, $90.96 face value. The California Gold Rush Ore were valued at $20.67 per ounce in 1857, and to be melted into gold bars for striking gold coins. The special PCGS tag is signed by Q. David Bowers and Bob Evans. This holder is 21.7mm x 14.2mm. Estimated Value $15,000 - UP
If this had been redeemed at Blake & Co., it would be worth over $125,000!
Ex S.S. Central America, 2014 Recovery from Purser's Safe.

Realized $19,200

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