World’s largest surviving gold nugget sells last night for $400,000

The largest California gold rush nugget left in existence, the 100 troy
ounce gold nugget discovered last year in Nevada County, Calif., sold last night for $400,000.


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Holabird-Kagin Americana sold the nearly 7 pound nugget in Sacramento.? Nicknamed the “Washington Nugget,”
because the nugget was discovered near the famous northern Mother lode
Gold Rush mining camp of Washington, Calif., it is believed to be the largest, original California Gold Rush region natural nugget still in existence.

The nugget’s sale price is nearly four times it’s value on the New York
Mercantile Exchange
. Gold closed at $1,396.10 an ounce Wednesday, putting the 100 ounce nugget’s melt value at about
$140,000. Since the nugget is believed to be the largest
one left from the state’s gold rush, it has special value and will survive as an artifact of the famous Gold Rush that helped develop the Western American frontier.

The nugget will be on display this weekend at the Sacramento Convention Center, she said. If you’re not in the area and want to learn more about the famous nugget, contact Holabird-Kagin for a special memento tied to the artifact and its first sale. To receive a copy of the full story titled “The Washington, California
Nugget – A New Discovery!
” and images, please contact Lena Taylor at
888-852-4467 or via email.


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