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    2008 'Humbert Commemorative' Octagonal Slug
    A Modern Issue Struck from SSCA Gold

    2008 "Humbert Commemorative" Gem Proof Ultra Cameo NGC. The S.S. Central America sank on September 12, 1857 with tremendous loss of life and treasure -- an event that helped precipitate the financial Panic of 1857. In 1988, the ship was located by a remotely operated vehicle by the Columbus-America Discovery Group. Parts of its treasure were conserved, while other recovered gold was melted and struck into octagonal "ingots" by a private issuer. This example is from the 2008 release, certified by NGC as Gem Ultra Cameo proof with 2.5 troy ounces .9999 pure California gold. No paperwork accompanies the encapsulation. (PCGS# 10361)

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