Wednesday, June 25, 2008

NGC Graders count up SS New York shipwreck gold treasure

More than one-third of the gold coins recovered from the S.S. New York were of foreign origin and many of the gold U.S. coins were from the New Orleans Mint.

The accounting appears in a population report prepared by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. of the coins it has certified and graded.

Of the 297 graded gold coins recovered from the ship, which sank off the Louisiana coast in a storm Setp. 7, 1846, 123 coins were foreign, 72 were U.S. gold struck in New Orleans and a further 16 were from Dahlonega, Ga.

The remaining gold U.S. coins were from Philadelphia.

Most numerous among the U.S. coins struck in New Orleans were . . .

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