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Lot 3656

1855 Kellogg & Co. (San Francisco) $50 Gold Commemorative Restrike. PCGS graded Gem Uncirculated. Struck in San Francisco September 7, 2001. These huge gold coins were struck from transfer dies made from the original 1855 Kellogg and Company dies. The planchets were made from original Kellogg and Humbert assayers gold ingots recovered from the S.S. Central America treasure. This coin has a stamp on the reverse above the eagle showing "Struck September 7, 2001. C.H.S." (California Historical Society). This coin also bears an inscription "S.S. Central American Gold. C.H.S. " on the reverse ribbon. This coin is listed in the Guide Book on page 363.

This coin comes with a custom hand-hammered copper frame with gold imprinted purple ribbons -- modeled after the San Francisco Jewelers Shreve & Co., for the famous 1915-S Panama-Pacific commemorative coins, and all is housed in a custom box.

Less than 500 of these were minted in Uncirculated condition
. A truly historic commemorative coin struck from the actual gold recovered from the S.S. Central America ship wreck.
Estimated Value $3,000 - 3,500.

Realized $3,105

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