Rare Collectibles TV Sells Massive 62-Pound California Gold Rush Sunken Treasure Gold Bar 

Johnny Carson lifts the ingot, May 10, 1991

Rare Collectibles TV has announced that it has sold a 62-pound gold bar from the S.S. Central America that is known as the “Carson Bar”. The bar, which was made famous by lat night television host, the late Johnny Carson, as it appeared on his show “The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson”. The historic 62 troy pound gold “Carson Bar” recovered from the 1857 shipwreck of the S.S. Central America has been sold by Rare Collectibles TV …

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Recovered Bell From Fabled “Ship of Gold,” The SS Central America, Donated To U.S. Naval Academy

S.S. Central America Bell

The United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland has received an important piece of American and naval history, the bell from the SS Central America, the legendary “Ship of Gold” that was led by Commander William Lewis Herndon (1813-1857). The famous ship sank in 1857 while carrying 578 passengers and crewmembers and a king’s ransom of California Gold Rush treasures. Rare coin expert, real estate developer, philanthropist, and former sports agent Dwight Manley of Brea, California …

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GreatCollections Offers NGC-certified Double Eagle from SS Central America

1857 Double Eagle From The SS Central America (Image Courtesy of NGC)

The following is a press release from Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) announcing that one of its recently graded Double Eagle gold coins from the SS Central America is available at auction. The coin, an 1857-S Double Eagle was graded by the company at MS-66+ PL (Proof Like). The auction, which ends on March 13th, already has bidding up to an eye watering $82,000 at the time of this writing. Recovered from the famous shipwreck of …

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NGC Presents the Last Great Mystery of the SS Central America Shipwreck

1857 $20 Gold Double Eagle from The SS Central American (Image Courtesy of NGC)

The following is a Press Release from Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC) that presents details on 123 $20 gold coins that have been recovered from the SS Central America. The coins are in stunning condition with many grading over MS-65. On September 3, 1857, the SS Central America began a voyage from Panama to New York carrying very important cargo: thousands of freshly minted gold coins from California, desperately needed by New York banks that were …

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NGC to Reveal a Lost Treasure from the SS Central America

NGC 35th Anniversay Banner for The FUN Show

The following is a Press Release from the Numismatic Guaranty Company (NGC), announcing that it will reveal 123 coins of once lost treasure from the SS Central America. The coins, which have now been certified and preserved by NGC, come from perhaps the most famous ship wreck in American History. NGC will be hosting an event on February 14, 2022 to reveal the coins and tell a bit about their history. The Sarasota, Florida grading …

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SS Central America Foreign Gold Coins Set Record Prices in Goldberg’s Auction

Costa Rica 1855 JB Half Escudo

The following is a Press Release announcing the results of a recent auction of foreign gold coins from SS Central America. The sales were up to eight times the estimates before the auction began for the 76 world coins being offered. (Los Angeles, California) June 16, 2021 – The allure of coveted treasure from the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central America, resulted in record bids of up to eight times pre-sale estimates for …

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Never Before Offered S.S. Central America Treasure In Goldberg’s September 2020 Auction

SSCA 1856 S over s PCGS XF45 From The S.S. Central America

The following is a Press Release announcing that items from the S.S. Central America will be available to the public for the first time. There will be an auction held in Los Angeles, California (and online) to auction some of these treasures. (Los Angeles, CA) July 21, 2020 – 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 …

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Prospectors’ Gold Rush Nuggets From Fabled SS Central America Treasure Now Available

SSCA Gold Rush nugget

The following is a Press Release from Asset Marketing Services announcing the availability of gold rush nuggets from the SS Central America. These nuggets range from .031 to .40 grams and have been graded by NGC for their authenticity. (Burnsville, Minnesota) April 14, 2020 – Authentic California Gold Rush gold ore nuggets originally discovered by Old West prospectors then lost at sea for 157 years after the 1857 sinking of the fabled “Ship of Gold,” the SS Central …

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New Secrets of S.S. Central America Treasure Revealed in Bowers-Manley Book

America's Greatest Treasure Ship Dust Jacket

 (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. Central America, the fabled “Ship of Gold,” are revealed in an exciting new reference book written by acclaimed, award-winning rare coins researcher and writer Q. David Bowers with well-known numismatist Dwight Manley.           The new book, “America’s Greatest Treasure Ship: the S.S. Central America – …

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SS Central America Treasure Reveals Extremely Rare 1856-S Dime

1859-S Dime PCGS MS-65

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. Central America, the famous “Ship of Gold” that sank in 1857 carrying tons of California Gold Rush-era treasure, continues to reveal astonishing numismatic surprises. The latest find is an extremely rare mint condition 1856 San Francisco Mint Liberty Seated silver dime that is now tied for finest known and described …

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