1857-S $20 Spiked Shield, Variety 20A, S.S. Central America With Pinch, MS65+ PCGS. Ex: S.S. Central America. From the most recent recovery of gold from the S.S. Central America shipwreck, representing the "Spiked Shield" variety, which shows a die line off of the left edge of the reverse shield. The 1857-S is the most plentiful double eagle with the Central America pedigree, and high-grade examples are widely sought after for type coin purposes. This Plus-graded Gem is among the more well-preserved examples that we have seen in recent years. The strike is sharp, and the frosty peach-gold surfaces are largely devoid of evident contact marks. The coin is housed in a custom PCGS holder with Bob Evans' signature and a pinch of gold dust from the S.S. Central America.
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|PCGS Coin Number||8922|
|Year of Issue||1857|
|Denomination Type||Liberty Head $20|
|Mint Location||San Francisco|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Grade Add On||NONE|