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'Sunken Treasure' Gold Nugget from the SS Central America 1857

  Lot # J180
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  • Sold Winning Bid: $275.00
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  • High Bidder: Oconnellmichael32@gmail.com
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'Sunken Treasure' Gold Nugget from the SS Central America 1857

This remarkable "one of a kind" gold nugget has a fascinating history. Acquired from Sotheby's, it comes with a Certificate of Authenticity, confirming its authenticity as genuine gold. Originally mined during the California Gold Rush by the famed "Forty Niners," this nugget is a piece of American history.

  • Elegantly Framed
  • With Certificate of Authenticity Certifying the Genuineness of the Nugget
  • Acquired From Sotheby's

This framed gold nugget also includes historical information about the SS Central America shipwreck and its recovery. It's a rare and valuable piece of history, representing the allure and excitement of sunken treasure.

Sotheby's Auction:

On December 8-9, 1999, Sotheby's New York auctioned recovered gold items, including coins, bars, nuggets, and amalgam from the SS Central America shipwreck, which sank in 1857. This treasure trove provides a unique snapshot of the California Gold Rush and remains one of the most significant American sea salvage discoveries.


Good, Professionally Framed


Overall: 20 1/2" X 24 1/2"
Visible: 15" X 11"Additional Information:

Lot # J180
System ID # 15186242
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