Del. officials say auction is perfectly legal
The president of the Washington-based Maritime Archaeological & Historical Society is questioning whether Delaware Technical & Community College can legally sell historic coins salvaged from the Nuestra Señora de Atocha shipwreck.
In a letter to the director of Delaware's Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs, Steven Anthony, president of the maritime organization, urged the state to postpone the auction -- set for Sunday and Monday in New York City -- until the matter can be fully investigated.
College officials say many of Anthony's concerns are unfounded. . . .
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