Goldberg Coins and Collectibles

Sale 126

Lot 626

n.d. (1853) Quarter Dollar Round. Breen and Gillio-206. High Rarity 4. PCGS graded Details of Uncirculated, Holed. An important discovery within the purser's safe of the S. S. Central America shipwreck as these small, fractional gold coins were used as small change during the heyday of the California Gold Rush in the early to mid 1850s. This die pairing was reasonably available, in fact an example of the BG-206 was also recovered on the S. S. Winifred Scott which sunk on December 1, 1853. Talk about the ultimate shipwreck pairing! Anyway, this one is from the Central America which sunk in September of 1857. One surmises that this particular coin was holed for later suspension by a sailor traveling home to the East. Estimated Value $300 - UP

Realized $630

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