This 1855 Kellogg & Co. $50 Gold Gem Proof Commemorative Restrike was struck under the authorization and sanction of the California Historical Society. A limited number of commemorative gold coins were struck with gold from the rare Kellogg & Humbert gold ingots recovered from the wreck of the SS Central America, the ''Ship of Gold.'' Incredibly, these coins were struck with working dies transferred from John Grover Kellogg's original 1855 dies, and the gold used from 69 actual California gold rush monetary ingots also produced by Kellogg's assay office in San Francisco. Only about a dozen of the original 1855 Kellogg $50 gold coins are known to exist today. Each is reported to be worth $200,000+, if you can even find one for sale.
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