Category Archives: SS Central America Recovery

Impressive Justh & Hunter Ingot From SS Central America at Stack’s Bowers

Justh & Hunter Gold Ingot. San Francisco Serial No. 4244. 144.25 ounces, .886 Fine Face Value in 1857 of $2,641.96 Approximately 95 x 55 x 47 mm By Stack’s Bowers Galleries …… A large and handsome bar from this firm’s San Francisco office in a narrower and shorter, but double-thick format, poured into Mold J&H […]

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Rare 1856-S/s Quarters Discovered in Amazing SS Central America Treasure

Nine elusive examples of the large mint mark over small mint mark variety now confirmed from treasure retrieved in 2014   The fabled SS Central America, the famous “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush treasure, continues to surprise and delight the numismatic world. California Gold Marketing Group LLC […]

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US Silver Coins – History Revealed by Recovered SS Central America Cash Box

Retrieved sunken treasure gives a fascinating glimpse of Gold Rush-era daily commerce aboard fabled Ship of Gold Historic silver and gold coins discovered in the purser’s lockbox in 2014 from the fabled “Ship of Gold”–the SS Central America–that sank in 1857 are coming to market for collectors, according to the California Gold Marketing Group LLC […]

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The Mike Fuljenz Metal Report: Q&A on SS Central America Gold Coins

By Mike Fuljenz – Universal Coin & Bullion …… Q&A WITH DR. MIKE FULJENZ AMERICA’S GOLD EXPERT® ON GOLD RECOVERED FROM THE SS CENTRAL AMERICA Q. – As you surveyed many of the 3,000+ gold coins and gold dust, what impressed you the most? There were some sub-standard coins that I rejected, being a former […]

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CoinWeek Podcast #89: Recovering Gold from the SS Central America with Bob Evans

 CoinWeek Podcast #89: Recovering Gold from the SS Central America with Bob Evans Mobile phone users. Stream this podcast for free by downloading the podomatic app or subscribe to the CoinWeek Podcast on iTunes. Bob Evans has been there from the start, serving as chief scientist and historian for the salvage and recovery effort of the […]

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Thompson Remains in Jail While Court OKs Sale of SS Central America Gold

  By CoinWeek News Staff …. After a quick morning hearing on Thursday, November 30, Franklin County, Ohio Common Pleas Judge Laurel Beatty-Blunt signed an order approving the sale of $30 million worth of gold, gold coins and other items recovered from the site of the 1857 shipwreck of SS Central America. The approximately 16,000 […]

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Recovery of Sunken Gold Only Means to Keep Thompson’s Freedom Hopes Afloat

By CoinWeek News Staff …. As part of the long-running legal saga involving former treasure hunter Tommy Thompson, attorney Ira O. Kane, the court-appointed receiver representing Recovery Limited Partnership and Columbus Exploration LLC, has asked a state judge in Ohio to approve the sale of gold recovered from the SS Central America shipwreck. If approved, […]

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$10.7 Million Changes Hands in Heritage Long Beach Auction June 8-11

Very large Kellogg & Humbert Gold Ingot from SS Central America wreck brings $188,000 A diverse selection of rarities led the way June 8-11 as Heritage’s auction of rare U.S. coins, held in conjunction with the Long Beach Coin and Collectibles Expo, raised more than $10.7 million USD for consignors. The auction was 98 percent […]

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Federal Judge Announces Ruling in SS Central America Case

By Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc …. Ira Owen Kane, the court-appointed Receiver for the salvor of the SS Central America, Recovery Limited Partnership (RLP), announced today that on August 31, 2016, Chief Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, granted RLP a salvage award of 100% of the […]

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