The 1855 Kellogg & Co.
$50 Gold Gem Proof Commemorative Restrike
Under the authorization and sanction of the
California Historical Society, a limited number of
commemorative gold coins were struck with gold from
the rare Kellogg & Humbert gold ingots recovered
from the wreck of the SS Central America,
the "Ship of Gold." Incredibly, these coins were
struck with working dies transferred from John Grover
Kellogg's original 1855 dies, and the gold used from
69 actual California gold rush monetary ingots
also produced by Kellogg's assay office at
104 Montgomery Street in San Francisco.
In the eyes of numismatists, John Grover Kellogg
is the most popular of the private coiners of Gold
Rush-era San Francisco. In fact, the most valuable
numismatic item in the world is a Kellogg monetary
ingot that was acquired in October 2001 for over
$7,500,000. Throughout history, few original coin
dies have survived, and it is amazing that Kellogg's
original 1855 dies of the celebrated "King of
Territorials" actually did survive.
Only about a dozen of the original 1855 Kellogg
$50 gold coins are known to exist today. Each is
reported to be worth $200,000+ . . . if you can even
find one for sale.
In pristine Gem Proof condition, the Kellogg
Restrike offers unsurpassed brilliance and great
aesthetic appeal. This very large and impressive coin
with its connection to the most coveted gold rush
coinage and having the remarkable "Ship of
Gold" pedigree makes it unequaled in American
numismatic history. Yet, at its release price, this
commemorative gold coin is easily attainable for
those who can appreciate its numismatic and
For current prices, availability and a
FREE "King of Territorial" collector/investor
information kit, call 888-900-9948.