ship of gold coins 275x199 Ship of Gold on Display by Monaco Rare Coins at Long Beach Expo. VIDEO: 3:37Adam Crum, Monaco Rare Coins
Interviewer: David Lisot, CoinWeek.com……

Treasure from the SS Central America shipwreck was on display at the Long Beach Expo in California.

The “Ship of Gold” exhibit contains artifacts, coins, and bars of gold from a ship that sunk in a hurricane in 1857. The ship contained so much gold its sinking caused a panic in the financial markets of the day.

Adam Crum of Monaco Rare Coins who sponsored the display talks about the treasure and what was involved in putting together the exhibit.

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SS Central America Chief Scientist Talks about the Ship of Gold Treasure. VIDEO: 3:35.

Bob Evans, Chief Scientist, SS Central America Project…………

Bob Evans was chief scientist on the salvage operation to recover the US Central America treasure ship that sunk in 1857.

He talks about what it has been like to have spent more than 30 years being involved with what has been called the greatest treasure find of all time.

Copyright © CoinWeek – Long Beach – September  2013

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