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More SS Central America Coins Recovered

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"More than 13,500 gold and silver coins and “significant items of cultural heritage” have been recovered off the coast of South Carolina as Odyssey Marine Exploration (NYSE: OMEX) continues its search of the SS Central America shipwreck site.


"On July 18, the deep sea marine exploration company released a full inventory of the recovered sunken treasury, which includes a wide variety of silver and gold coins, including $20 double eagles. The company also said that along with the double eagle coins, the denominations ranged from $10, $5, $2.50 and $1. The press release also said that California fractional gold, coins of smaller denominations, were also found.


"The company also said that it has recovered gold ingots, nuggets, dust and foreign gold.




"Bob Evans, chief scientist for Recovery Limited Partnership, said that the coins date from 1823 to 1857 and is a 'a time capsule of virtually all the coins that were used in 1857'.


"The variety and quality of the coins being recovered is just astonishing," said Evans. “The wide variety of other denominations makes this year's recoveries very different from the earlier finds.”




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