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1857 SS Central America Gold Double Pinch PCGS Certified

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When the SS Central America sank off the coast of the Carolinas in September 1857, it set off an economic panic that reverberated across the United States and North America, with its reach even impacting the international economy. With 30,000 pounds of gold onboard, the SS Central America was swamped during a hurricane and went down with all of its gold. In 1988, the site was finally discovered and the gold was recovered. Provident Metals now has 1857 SS Central America Gold Double Pinch available to you online.


  • Arrives with a PCGS protective plastic slab!
  • Gold recovered from the wreck of the SS Central America!
  • Certified by the PCGS as authentic gold salvaged from the Atlantic Ocean!
  • Contains roughly 1 Gram of actual gold content.
  • Gold pinch is housed in a capsule space within the slab.
  • SS Central America Bell Label signed by Bob Evans.

When you purchase the 1857 SS Central America Gold Double Pinch in this listing at Provident Metals, you receive gold flakes that have been certified by the Professional Coin Grading Service. The PCGS has certified that these gold flakes are authentic to the SS Central America and were recovered from the floor of the Atlantic Ocean. From a depth of more than 7,000 feet below the surface, these gold flakes have risen again to see the light of day. These Gold Double Pinch slabs hold roughly 1 Gram of .800+ gold content.


The 1857 SS Central America Gold Double Pinch in this listing comes with a unique label that has been signed by Bob Evans. Mr. Evans is the Chief Scientist of the SS Central America Ship of Gold Coin Project.


The naming of this product is no mistake. The term gold pinch refers to the tradition of miners paying for drinks in saloons and speakeasies in the American West. Though the miners were out in search of gold and riches all day, most of these men were likely short on hard currency. When they came to town, the miners would often pay for a double shot of liquor with two pinches of gold flake from their packs.

As far as the SS Central America is concerned, its sinking was devastating to the American economy. The ship was the second of two ships transporting gold from the California Gold Rush from San Francisco to Panama to New York City. The banks in New York City were expecting the gold, and the fact that it never made it sent shockwaves through America.


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Product Details

Year 1857
Grading Service PCGS
Condition Secondary Market
Product Series SS Central America
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging PCGS Plastic Slab
Packaging Dimensions 3.4 x 2.4 x 0.4
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Metal Content .03215 Troy Ounce
Metals Purity .900
Provident ID 3863727