1857-S SAN FRANCISCO GOLD $20 LIBERTY
PCGS AU58The 1857-S had a mintage of mintage of 970,500 has become easily attainable since the discovery of the SS Central America treasure. There were over 5,000 examples of the 1857-S double eagles aboard when the ship sank in September, 1857. The 1857-S $20 Gold Liberty with the SS Central America pedigree is featured in the widely-acclaimed book, 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, by Whitman Publishing. Whether an 1857-S is from the SSCA shipwreck or not, is of little consequence, as this issue is always popular with collectors, investors, and those who have a love for history. This makes the 1857-S double eagle one of the most available and highly desirable double eagles in the Type-I series, ensuring demand for years to come.
This 1857-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle is PCGS certified AU-58. This highly collectible coin is a great addition to any numismatic collection. Current price guides are as follows; PCGS Price Guide $4,000 and NGC Price Guide is $4,300.
This 1857-S evokes the year that James Buchanan was sworn into office as the 15th President of the United States. Congress outlawed foreign currency as legal tender in U.S. The SS Central America sinks carrying 476 passengers, 102 crew members and over three tons of gold, which triggered ''The Panic of 1857'', setting off one of the most severe economic crises in U.S. history.