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    Remarkable 1855 S.S. Central America $50 Relic Gold Medal, Gem Proof

    1855 $50 SSCA Relic Gold Medal "1855 Kellogg & Co. Fifty" Gem Proof PCGS. A relic medal made from Kellogg & Humbert gold ingots recovered from the S.S. Central America shipwreck, and struck on August 20, 2001 near San Francisco. Struck by copy dies made from the original Kellogg & Co. fifty dollar dies. Although PCGS has certified all of these strikes as "Gem Proof," the present piece is essentially perfect, with deeply mirrored fields and frosted devices that create a spectacular cameo appearance. A waft of orange color on the obverse accents the bright yellow patina that covers the surfaces. This exquisite, impeccably preserved specimen is an excellent souvenir of the "Ship of Gold." (NGC ID# 32DT, PCGS# 10359)

    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    September, 2008
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