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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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