Tag: Columbia

Sea Search Armada Seeks Rights to 1708 Shipwreck

Sea Search Armada Seeks Rights to 1708 Shipwreck

Sea Search Armada, a US-based salvage company, claims the Republic of Colombia owes it $4 billion to $17 billion for breaching a contract granting it the right to salvage the galleon San Jose, sunk by the British Navy on June 8, 1708. The Spanish galleon San Jose was trying to outrun a fleet of British […]

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1936 Columbia Sesquicentennial Half Dollar

1936 Columbia Sesquicentennial Half Dollar

The Columbia, South Carolina half dollar occupies a unique place in the pageant of United States commemorative coins: Although the first issue to be authorized during that prolific year of 1936, it was the last to be distributed! This caused a near riot among coin collectors, who were already being subjected to one outrage after […]

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