49er Horseman $10 Deep Cameo Proof Coin composed of 0.887 fine gold, provided by the California Historical Society. The gold used to mint the coin was recovered from the legendary “Ship of Gold”, the S.S. Central America, which sank in 1857. This coin is a restrike from the Royal Canadian Mint, and was restruck in 2002 from actual Gold ingots assayed by Justh & Hunter in 1857.
The obverse side depicts a horseman on horseback wielding a lasso, with the text “California Gold.” at the top and “1857. Ten Dollars.” at the bottom; the “57” is slightly higher than the “18”, and the “7” appears to overlap with a “0”. The reverse side depicts an eagle carrying arrows and a branch in its talons, five stars each to the left and right of it, with the text “Baldwin & Co. Justh & Hunter” at the top and “2002 S.S. Central America San Francisco.” at the bottom.
Certified PCGS, #79. The coin comes with its original box and materials, which includes a Certificate of Authenticity numbered #2745 and signed by Richard S. Montgomery, a certificate from the California Historical Society signed by Executive Director Stephen Becker, and a display frame.
The coin is a deep cameo proof and is sealed in a clear hard plastic shell.