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Odyssey Marine Exploration continues to recover treasure from SS Central America

Gold, gold and more gold in coin, nuggets, dust
By , Coin World
Published : 08/28/14
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Salvage operations off the coast of South Carolina continue by Odyssey Marine Exploration in recovering gold and silver coins, gold nuggets and dust, and other artifacts from the 1857 wreck site of the SS Central America.

The vessel sank off the coast of South Carolina on Sept. 12, 1857, during a hurricane.

The latest report filed Aug. 25 by Odyssey in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in Norfolk covers the period July 16 through Aug. 15. The report was filed on behalf of Recovery Limited Partnership LLC.

Items salvaged during the 14 Remotely Operated Vehicle dives brings the total treasure recovered and identified by Odyssey since April to more than 3,000 United States and foreign gold coins, more than 12,000 silver coins, plus gold nuggets and dust. The ROV has also recovered numerous gold jewelry pieces, clumps of coins and various unattributed coins.

The latest log of items recovered lists the following:

➤ Four copper cents.

➤ Two unattributed copper coins.

➤ 40 fractional gold quarter dollars.

➤ 36 fractional gold half dollars.

➤ 177 gold dollars.

➤ 204 gold $2.50 quarter eagles.

➤ 33 gold $3 coins.

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