Friday, January 05, 2007

Group wants shipwreck coin sale stopped (The News Journal, DE)

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 SeƱora 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. . . .

Full story at:
http://www.delawareonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070105/NEWS/701050340

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