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Treasure display set for Philadelphia

More S.S. Central America treasure coins are on deck.

They will be displayed Aug. 14-18 at the American Numismatic Association World’s Fair of Money in Philadelphia by the California Gold Marketing Group.

Six of the recovered coins now comprise the 1857 San Francisco Mint gold denomination set.

 (Images courtesy Professional Coin Grading Service,

(Images courtesy Professional Coin Grading Service,

The denominations are $1, $2.50, $3, $5, $10 and $20. It is the finest-known set. The coins will be located at booth No. 225.

The double eagle in the recently assembled set is graded PCGS MS67+, the highest grade ever given to any 1857-S $20 by Professional Coin Grading Service.

A total of 3,134 gold federal, private mint and world coins from the S.S. Central America were carefully retrieved from various debris fields and miners’ pokes on the Atlantic Ocean seabed during the last recovery expedition in 2014.

Assayers’ ingots as well as California Gold Rush-era Fractional and Territorial coins will also be displayed.

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