1857-S $20 Liberty Gold SS Central America Narrow Serif MS-64 PCGS | American Heritage Bullion

1857-S $20 Liberty Gold SS Central America Narrow Serif MS-64 PCGS


  • $17,258.09

Own a true piece of American history with this shipwreck coin, pedigreed by PCGS, from the S.S. Central America. Graded by PCGS as MS-64. This coin includes a pinch of California Gold Dust. The SS Central America was the "Ship of Gold".

Coin Highlights:
  • Struck in .900 fine Gold.
  • Authenticated and graded MS-64 by PCGS with the special Ship of Gold holder that includes a Pinch of California Gold Dust.
  • Designed by James B. Longacre.
  • Obverse: Depicts a bust of Liberty with 13 stars around the perimeter. The date is at the bottom.
  • Reverse: Features an eagle with its wings spread and a shield in front of its breast. The mintmark is located just above the denomination.
  • This coin is Type-1 as the denomination is abbreviated “TWENTY D.”.
  • This coin was minted in San Francisco and carries the “S” mintmark.

The SS Central America was a sidewheel paddle steamboat that sailed between various countries in Central America and New York and other ports on the East Coast of the US. During a hurricane the ship sunk and 420 passengers and crew went down with the ship. The ship also lost over 30,000 pounds of Gold coins and bars

This coin will make a great addition to any collection. Add this 1857-S $20 Liberty Gold SS Central America Narrow Serif coin to your cart today! 

S.S. Central America:
Own a piece of the California Gold rush known today as “America’s Lost Treasure”. It is part of the coins minted in San Francisco then put on the ill-fated S.S. Central America which set sail for New York City. The ship encountered a fierce hurricane off the East coast, sunk and remained beneath the Atlantic Ocean off the Carolinas for the next 130 years.
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To be eligible for a return, your item must be unused, in the same condition that you received it and within 7 days of purchase. It must also be in the original packaging.

Please send an email to Support@AHMemail.com to receive an RA (Return Authorization) and address to return your item to. Returning your item without a RA will result in the item being refused and returned to you or possibly lost in our warehouse. We charge a 5% restocking fee on all credit card orders returned. If an exchange is requested, we will work with you to find an acceptable exchange.

Sale items (if applicable)

Only regular priced items may be refunded, unfortunately sale items cannot be refunded/exchanged unless item has defects.

Exchanges (if applicable)

If your purchase has defects and need to exchange, send an email to Support@AHMemail.com and after confirmation, please send your item to the address given as well as including the return authorization number.  If an exchange is requested, we will work with you to find an acceptable exchange.


If the item was marked as a gift when purchased and shipped directly to you, you’ll receive a gift credit for the value of your return. Once the returned item is received, a gift certificate will be mailed to you.


To return your purchase, you must mail the address given to you upon contacting American Heritage Mint and Bullion.

You will be responsible for paying for your own shipping costs for returning your item. Shipping costs are non-refundable. If you receive a refund, the cost of return shipping will be deducted from your refund.

Depending on where you live, the time it may take for your exchanged product to reach you, may vary.

We highly recommend using a trackable shipping service or purchasing shipping insurance. We don’t guarantee that we will receive your returned item.

We ship items using USPS, UPS, DHL, FedEx and will ship as soon as payments are processed and completed. Items typical ship within 3 - 5 business days from the day the order is placed unless otherwise stated on product page. (Please refer to notes with each item for additional information or adjustments). 

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Items over $2000 may be sent using secured delivery to prevent fraud. A signature, photo, and other information (required by delivery company) may be required to prevent issues.

To prevent fraud, items with incorrect billing information might be cancelled if we can not verify. Shipments must be sent to billing address on file with your credit card unless approved by our risk department.


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Orders may be returned shipped via USPS, FedEx or UPS. We highly recommend that you insure the package for its full value. American Heritage Mint and Bullion does not assume any responsibility for items lost or damaged while in return transit. We only assume responsibility of products while they are in our care, custody and control.

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