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California Gold Rush ingot, $138,000, Holabird Western Americana

California Gold Rush ingot

Results of Recent Auctions From Near and Far

by Ken Hall


California Gold Rush ingot A 32.15-ounce Kellogg & Humbert assayer’s California Gold Rush gold ingot sold for $138,000 at Part 2 of the sale of items recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S. Central America held March 4-5 by Holabird Western Americana Collections, LLC in Reno, NV. Also, a 19th-century daguerreotype photograph of an unidentified young woman that the S.S. Central America scientific mission recovery team nicknamed “Mona Lisa of the Deep” changed hands for $73,200.