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Legend offers ‘Supernova’ double eagle

This spectacular 1857-S double eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled S.S. Central America and now nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing and unique natural toning, will be offered to the public for the first time through Legend Rare Coin Auctions.

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“I was beyond thrilled when the coin was consigned to Legend,” said firm president Laura Sperber. “When it arrived, the magnificent colors were so overwhelming that my hands started shaking holding the coin! This is by far the best toned gold piece I have ever seen.”

Graded PCGS MS67, the coin displays a mixture of vibrant red and deep blue hues over much of its lustrous gold obverse surface as well as remarkable blue and red toning on the reverse.

It will be displayed at the PCGS Members Only Show at The Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas from March 20-22 and then offered by Legend in their Regency 32 auction at the PCGS show in New Orleans on May 16.

According to Dwight Manley, managing partner of the California Gold Marketing Group (which consigned the coin to Legend), “It is the most beautifully toned gold coin ever seen! It has amazing blasts of colors, so we named it ‘Supernova’ after something truly cosmic.”

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