On February 14, 2022, NGC will reveal 123 coins recovered from the SS Central America, now certified and preserved for posterity.
Known today as the “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America sank during a hurricane in 1857 while carrying an enormous treasure of gold bars and coins from the height of the California Gold Rush. More than 9 tons of gold went down with the ship, causing panic on Wall Street.
The treasure was eventually recovered in deep-sea expeditions over the last few decades, and the gold was conserved, graded and sold. However, one great mystery remained — a box of gold coins from the San Francisco Mint, its contents lost to time, unseen since it was packed in 1857.
NGC was presented with the incredible opportunity to examine and grade these coins for the first time. Visit NGCcoin.com on February 14, 2022, for a stunning reveal, see the video below for a sneak peek.