Category Archives: S.S. Central America

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Never Before Offered ‘S.S. Central America’ Treasure Stars in Goldberg September Auction

Historic sunken treasure from the California Gold Rush recovered from the fabled S.S. Central America which sank in 1857 will be offered to the public for the first time in an auction to be conducted in September in Los Angeles, Calif

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Pogue Collections Sells $15.3 Million

Against a backdrop of economic uncertainty and negative indicators, rare coins continued to shine at the Stack’s Bowers Galleries March 2020 Auction in California. Nearly three years after Part V of the D. Brent Pogue Collection hit the market, the most valuable coin collection ever sold cemented its grip on the record books with more than $15 million in additional sales

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Rare 1856-S/s quarters discovered in amazing S.S. Central America treasure

This 1856 large “S” over small “s” mint mark quarter dollar, now graded PCGS EF-45, is one of nine examples of the elusive variety recently discovered in the treasure recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S

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Rare 1856-S/s quarters discovered in amazing S.S. Central America treasure

This 1856 large “S” over small “s” mint mark quarter dollar, now graded PCGS EF-45, is one of nine examples of the elusive variety recently discovered in the treasure recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S

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Pedigrees & Hoards: Shipwreck Coins

  By Rick Bretz for CoinWeek …. Thanks to a fellow pedigree collector, I’ve started to add shipwreck coins to my collection. There’s a lot of information available on each shipwreck, and the stories are as interesting as any “land-based” hoard so why not? The nice thing about building any pedigree collection is that you […]

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S.S. Central America sunken treasure gold dust now in grand format, certified five-ounce holders

California Gold Rush gold dust housed in elegant PCGS holders
August 29, 2019 — Historic sunken gold treasure, initially discovered by 49ers during the heydays of the California Gold Rush and untouched in the miners’ goldfield packets for more than 160 years, is now available in grand format PCGS-certified holders each containing five ounces of the precious metal. All of the gold dust was recovered from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S

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New secrets of S.S. Central America treasure revealed in Bowers-Manley book

Impressive book provides previously undisclosed information about fabulous Gold Rush sunken treasure of fabled “Ship of Gold”
(July 29, 2019) — Never before revealed information about the greatest American treasure ever found, the tons of California Gold Rush-era coins, ingots, and gold dust recovered from the 1857 sinking of the S.S

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25.18-Ounce Harris, Marchand & Co. Gold Ingot Coming to August ANA

In a recent eNewsletter from Stack’s Bowers, an article from Senior Numismatist, James McCartney, highlighted an item that Stack’s Bowers will be offering in their August ANA World’s Fair of Money Auction.
A Harris, Marchand & Company rectangular gold ingot discovered during the second exploration of the S.S

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Fabled S.S. Central America treasure reveals extremely rare, Gem 1856-S dime

Retrieved in latest sunken treasure recovery, top rarity is now graded PCGS MS-65 CAC, tied for finest known
(Brea, California) June 14, 2019 — The S.S

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Regency Auction 32 results prove that top quality reigns supreme in the current market

(Lincroft, NJ) — Legend Rare Coin Auctions presented their 32nd Regency Auction, conducted as the official auction for the PCGS Members Only Show in New Orleans. Featuring over 630 lots, this auction included a separate session for silver dollars, held Wednesday, May 15, while type coins and gold were offered on Thursday, May 16

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Legend offers ‘Supernova’ double eagle

This spectacular 1857-S double eagle, recovered in 2014 from the fabled S.S. Central America and now nicknamed “Supernova” because of its amazing and unique natural toning, will be offered to the public for the first time through Legend Rare Coin Auctions

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Central America lock box gives glimpse of ship commerce

Historic silver and gold coins discovered in the purser’s lock box from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the S.S. Central America, are finally coming to market, according to the California Gold Marketing Group LLC of Brea, Calif

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Legend Rare Coin Auctions Regency 29 Sale: Lots You Need to Know

On Thursday, November 15, 2018, Legend Rare Coin Auctions will conduct the 29th in its series of Regency Auction sales. The series, which has been built on the premise that auctions featuring only curated high-quality coins provide discriminating clients a better way to build collections, has taken off and has landed the company a solid […]

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CoinWeek IQ: Original vs. Non-Original Gold Coin Surfaces – 4K Video

At the 2016 American Numismatic Association’s World’s Fair of Money, CoinWeek caught up with Douglas Winter. Doug is an acclaimed author, blogger, and leading dealer in rare gold coins. His website is www.raregoldcoins.com. In this CoinWeek IQ video, Doug shares valuable tips that gold coin collectors need to know to purchase gold coins with original surfaces. Doug discusses […]

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