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THE LARGEST GOLD COIN FINDS IN SUNKEN TREASURE SHIPS

Whether you are young or old, love adventure and discovery or the thrill of riches, there is a certain allure about sunken treasure that appeals to all of us. Learn about 4 real-world examples of sunken treasure ships and their lost-then-found-again precious cargo of gold coins in this presentation from Bellevue Rare Coins. If you…

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SURPRISINGLY AFFORDABLE SHIPWRECK COINS

  While shipwreck coins are not for every collector, they hold a special place for many. Not matter which era or region the coins hail from; they are pieces of history and remnants of the past. Some treasure seekers have recovered coins from shipwrecks that are considerably well intact. Others barely display the designs they…

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Boxcar Full of Gold at the Bottom of Lake Michigan

Gold Bullion

One stormy night on Lake Michigan in the late 1800s, a ferry overloaded with boxcars and other freight was being tossed around like a toy. With the vessel in danger of sinking, the crew lightened the load by throwing some of the empty boxcars overboard. It saved the ship. That would have been where the…

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Sunken Ship Full of Treasure Lies Off Uruguayan Coast

In 1763, a British ship named Lord Clive was sailing off the coast of what’s now Uruguay. The ship was allegedly stocked with massive amounts of rum, as well as treasure chests full of gold and silver coins. During a raid, Spanish troops attacked the city of Colonia del Sacramento with cannon fire. The Lord…

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The Silver Shipwreck: $38 Million on the Ocean Floor

It’s the dream of every treasure hunter who’s ever scoured the local beach with a metal detector: the big score. And Odyssey Marine Exploration has pulled in its biggest haul yet — and reportedly the largest precious metal recovery in history — from the bottom of the North Atlantic. The Florida-based marine salvage company recovered…

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