This solid gold proof coin is a restrike of the famous Forty-Niner Horseman. This was minted by the California Historical Society from 7 gold ingots recovered from the Ship of Gold, S.S. Central America, which sank September 12th, 1857. This proof gold coin is one of only 4006 issued by the California Historical Society. It was minted by the Royal Canadian Mint in 2002 and identified by the PCGS holder as coming from one of the gold bars recovered from the shipwreck. SS Central America gold items are very hard to come by. Here’s a chance to own a real part of shipwreck history as the gold it was minted from is the only gold that can be guaranteed from the gold mining fields in California. NO international shipping on this item.