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1855 Kellogg $50 Commemorative S.S. Central America PCGS Gem Proof Gold Coin

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The S.S. Central America Commemorative coin from the United States Mint was issued in August 2001 to commemorate the ill-fated steamer ship that sank in a hurricane in 1857 off the coast of the Carolinas. These gold coins are impressive and feature designs actually struck by the US Mint during the era in which the ship originally sank. Right now, you can get the 1855 Kellogg $50 Commemorative S.S. Central America Proof Gold Coin online at Provident Metals.

Highlights:

  • Arrives with a PCGS protective plastic slab!
  • GEM Proof gold coins!
  • Limited original mintage of just 5,000 gold coins!
  • Contains 2.41 Troy oz of actual gold content.
  • Bears a face value of $50 (USD) fully backed by the American government.
  • The obverse features the Christian Gobrecht Liberty Head design.
  • On the reverse is the heraldic eagle of the United States.
  • Struck in 2001 with a commemorative 1855 date mark.

With your purchase of the 1855 Kellogg $50 Commemorative S.S. Central America Coin in this listing, you will receive the coin housed inside of a PCGS protective plastic slab. The term GEM Proof is a relative one that refers to coins with a grade somewhere between 63 and 67 on the Sheldon numeric scale. However, the coins are not labeled specifically by number because GEM Proof is used more as a general reference to the overall beautiful condition of the coins.

Obverse

The obverse side of the 1855 Kellogg Commemorative S.S. Central America Gold Coin features the left-profile bust of Lady Liberty. Originally created by Christian Gobrecht, this design featured widely throughout the 19th century on American gold coins. It depicts Liberty in left-profile relief with a coronet crown and a field of 13 stars around the design element.

Reverse

On the reverse of 1855 Kellogg $50 Commemorative S.S. Central America Gold Coins is a depiction of the heraldic eagle of the United States. Also a Gobrecht design from the 19th century, this design was likewise used on countless US denominations throughout the era.

History

The S.S. Central America was a steamship that operated in the Atlantic Ocean and the northern Caribbean between ports on the East Coast of the United States down through Cuba and Central America. The ship was returning to the US after stopping in Havana with a load of gold from the California gold rush when it was set upon by a hurricane off the coast of the Carolinas. When the ship sank with 14,000 Kilograms of gold on board, the loss of the metals contributed to the Panic of 1857 that saw a shrinking world economy combine with over-expansion of the US economy to create one of the first global financial crises.

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Product Details

Year 1855
Condition Gem
Grading Service PCGS
Mint Mark Not Shown
Metals Purity .887
Producer US Mint
Diameter 42 mm
Condition Proof
Denomination $50
Country United States
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series S.S. Central America Commemorative
Certificate of Authenticity No
Mintage 5,000
Packaging PCGS Plastic Slab
Metal Content 2.419 Troy Ounces AGW
Shipping Orders over $99 Ship Free
Packaging Dimensions 10.5x8x2.5
Provident ID 2575173