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    119 oz SS Central America Kellogg and Humbert Assayers Gold Bar

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    The SS Central America is the most famous ship of gold in American history. In the decade after the California Gold Rush started, steamer ships were contracted to move gold bullion ingots from refiners and assayers on the West Coast via the isthmus of Panama to the Gulf of Mexico for transport up the Eastern Seaboard to New York. The SS Central America was following this well-known route when tragedy struck in September 1857. In the 1980s, the ship was discovered on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean and its long-lost treasures were eventually salvaged. Now, you can own one of those original gold bars with the 119 oz SS Central America Kellogg & Humbert Assayers Gold Bar courtesy of JM Bullion.

    Bar Highlights:

    • Bar arrives inside of a sealed plastic housing and a rugged Pelican case!
    • Salvaged from the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean and the wreckage of the SS Central America!
    • Serial number 466 from Kellogg & Humbert Assayers in San Francisco!
    • Contains 109.004 Troy oz of .916 gold content.
    • Total weight of 119 Troy oz.
    • The obverse features the Kellogg & Humbert Assayers logo with the serial number, face value, overall weight, and gold purity.
    • On the reverse is a blank field.
    • Features toning and patina resulting from more than 160 years on the ocean floor!

    The SS Central America was the second ship to move these gold bars on their journey from California to New York. The bars were originally shipped from San Francisco down the California coast to the isthmus of Panama aboard the SS Sonora. When the Senora reached Panama, the gold coins and bars inside were transported via rail across the isthmus to the port of Colon.

    It was here that the SS Central America began a journey it had undertaken several times before. After more than 30,000 pounds of gold coins and bars were loaded aboard the Central America, it began steaming through the Gulf of Mexico toward the Atlantic Ocean. After a brief port call in Havana, Cuba, the Central America turned north for New York City. On September 9, 1857, the Central America ran into a storm that would eventually grow into a Category 2 hurricane. When the massive waves of the storm churned up damaged the ship and flooded its boiler rooms, the Central America was disabled and left at the mercy of the storm. On September 11, 1857, the ship went down with 425 souls and the hoard of gold bullion.

    The obverse side of these historic 119 oz SS Central America Kellogg & Humbert Assayers Gold Bars features a number of inscriptions from the Kellogg & Humbert Assayers of San Francisco. The bars are stamped with an individual serial number of No. 466. You will also find the Kellogg & Humbert logo, the total weight of the bar, the gold content, and the face value of the bar in 1857 dollars. Kellogg & Humbert Assayers valued the gold weight of this bar at $2,253.31 in 1857. Reverse fields on these bars are blank. Both sides showcase patina, toning, and colorations resulting from more than a century-and-a-half on the ocean floor.

    These 119 oz SS Central America Kellogg & Humbert Assayers Gold Bars are available to purchase with protective packaging. The bars are sealed inside of hard-plastic holders and secured inside of a Pelican case for transportation and storage.

    JM Bullion is happy to field your questions about this impressive bar. You can call us at 800-276-6508, chat with us live online, or email us directly.

    Lowest Price: $299999

    Condition: New

    Shipping: Free Shipping on $199+ Orders

    When will I receive my order?+

    When you will receive your order depends primarily on three factors

    1. When we receive your payment (checks and wires must be initiated/sent by you).
      • Please note that you will receive a Paid email once your payment is received.
    2. Holding period after cleared payment.
      • Depending on your payment method, we will hold the order once payment is received and cleared. The hold periods by payment method are listed in checkout and in your confirmation email. Paper checks take the longest and are held up to five business days after payment clears.
    3. Shipping method and transit time.
      • UPS 3-Day Air is the fastest and most reliable method of shipping. These are usually delivered in 1-3 business days once in transit.
      • USPS is less consistent in both transit time and tracking accuracy.
    My package appears to have been damaged or tampered with. What should I do?+

    We recommend you refuse any shipment that appears to be damaged or tampered with as the shipping insurance ends once signed for and/or delivered. When refused, the package(s) will return to JM Bullion for inspection. If you have taken possession of a damaged or tampered package, please save all packaging and contact JM Bullion at1-800-276-6508 within 48 hours for further instructions. Failure to notify us of damage or tampering within 48 hours fromsignatureor delivery date may impact our ability to cover your claim.

    What happens if my order is lost in transit?+

    In the event, however unlikely, that your order is lost during transit we ask that you contact JM Bullion immediately. Once you contact us, we can begin the claims process. In accordance with our Terms and Conditions, you have a maximum of 3 days (72 hours) from the anticipated delivery date to contact us regarding orders that were lost during transit. If your items cannot be recovered, you are entitled to a reimbursement. Assuming you contact us within 3 days (72 hours), you are entitled to a full reimbursement of your loss in accordance with the specific shippers insurance policy.

    Will I need to sign for my package?+

    Orders under $1000 will not require a signature unless that option is selected and paid for at checkout. Orders over $1000 will always require a signature for delivery. Please note, per our Terms and Conditions, once a package shows delivered, our responsibility ends. Please be available and attentive to receive the package when the courier arrives. Due to COVID 19, couriers are not always getting the signature.

    What happens if my order is damaged in transit?+

    Though unlikely, if your order is damaged during transit and/or any items are missing we require you to contact JM Bullion immediately so we can begin the claims process. If you have taken possession of a shipment that is damaged and/or is missing items, you have 2 days (48 hours) from the date of delivery to contact us as stated in our Terms and Conditions.

    Do you ship internationally?+

    We only ship to U.S. addresses (including P.O. Boxes and APO addresses).

    Do I have to ship my order to my billing address?+

    Depending on your method of payment, it is possible to have your order shipped to an address other than your billing address. If you pay with paper check, bank wire, ACH, Ethereum, Ripple, or bitcoin, you may have your order shipped wherever you please, with two exceptionsUPS locations and mail forwarding locations. If you pay with a credit/debit card, it depends on your order history. For credit cards, put the order through with your billing address as the shipping address, and then call us to see if we can change it to an alternate. If you pay via PayPal, your order must ship to a PayPal Verified address.

    How will I know when my order ships?+

    We will notify you by email once your order ships. You can also check the current status by logging in to your account or using ourTrack An Orderpage.

    How do I choose my shipping method?+

    You may choose how your order is shipped during the checkout process. In the last section of the checkout page, 4 Shipping Method, you will see the available shipping options for your order. If your purchase is eligible for free shipping, the pre-selected option will be base shipping, which is either USPS or UPS at our choice. If you would like to upgrade your shipping, you may choose one of the other options for a small fee. Simply click on the circle next to the shipping method you desire, and your order will be shipped via that method.

    How long do I have to wait for my USPS tracking to update before you will file a claim?+

    USPS does not consider a package lost or stolen until fifteen (15) days have passed since the last tracking update (excluding Sundays and federal holidays). In the unlikely event your tracking does not update by the fifteenth day, we will be allowed to initiate the claims process. Prior to that, all we can do is notify USPS of the situation.

    If your tracking stops updating, please contact us within five (5) business days of the last tracking update so our Claims Department can contact USPS.

    If my order includes an item on presale, will the in-stock items ship first?+

    Unfortunately, due to the way insurance is applied to an order, everything must ship at the same time (i.e., in-stock items must await shipment until all presale items have arrived). Your order will ship in its entirety within 24-72 hours of our receiving the presale item. An email notification will be sent when your order ships.

    Do you ship to US territories?+

    We do not ship to US territories. Due to special requirements set by the postal systems, we are unable to ship outside of U.S. states.

    What does “No Will Call” mean?+

    All UPS shipments ship with a No Will Call restriction, meaning the package cannot be picked up from a UPS location. This is a precaution to prevent orders from being fraudulently intercepted.

    UPS will make three delivery attempts. If nobody is available at the delivery address to sign and accept delivery, the package will be returned to us.

    Where do you ship orders from?+

    All orders will ship from our warehouse in Las Vegas, Nevada. We mask our return address on all packages as to not give away the contents of the package.

    Do you offer UPS shipping to Alaska and Hawaii?+

    No, we do not. The costs in shipping to these places is extremely prohibitive, so we utilize USPS on all shipments.

    Do we ship to P.O. Boxes?+

    Yes! When products are shipped via the United States Postal Service, we can ship to a P.O. Box. Please note that insurance on shipments to P.O. Boxes ends as soon as the package shows delivered.

    Do you ship to UPS store?+

    No. UPS 3-Day Air service excludes shipments to UPS Stores, Mail Stores, as well as Alaska, Hawaii, APO addresses, and P.O. Boxes.

    Is my package insured while in transit?+

    JM Bullion fully insures all its shipments. Should anything happen while your package is in transit to you, it will be covered by our insurance policy subject to the conditions set forth in this Section 13 of our Terms and Conditions. Please read this section of the Terms and Conditions carefully.

    If we determine the package is lost or damaged, we file a claim. We reserve the right to re-ship your items or refund your money at our discretion.

    How do you ship orders?+

    Orders are shipped in inconspicuous packaging via either USPS or UPS.* All shipments are fully insured. Our shipping policy, which is based on order size, can be viewedhere.

    *UPS 3-Day Air excludes Alaska, Hawaii, PO Boxes, UPS Store, and APO addresses. No Will Call pickups permitted.Saturday service not included.

    Call us at 844-258-2538 or email us at buybacks@jmbullion.com to receive custom bid pricing for this item. Note that buybacks are subject to $1,000 minimums as well as possible maximums depending on inventory positions, and require verbal confirmation via phone.

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