SS Central America

SS Central America

Post by Barbara/ Andre/Tom KOC » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00



Have any of the coins from the SS Central America which were recovered
by the Columbus America Recovery Group (this is the subject of the book
"Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea") shown up at any rare coin houses?

Tom

 
 
 

SS Central America

Post by TomDeLor » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Not yet, though the portion of them awarded to the insurance companies who sued
for reimbur***t of claims made in 1857 may have some for sale by the end of
the year.
.
I sure hope that somebody does a good story some day on how this wonderful
treasure has been turned into a monstrous pile of kaka (IMHO) by the salvors'
refusal to release even a simple inventory of what has been recovered to date.
.
MOO
Tom DeLorey
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Quote:
>Subject: SS Central America

>Date: 4/22/99 8:49 PM Central Daylight Time

>Have any of the coins from the SS Central America which were recovered
>by the Columbus America Recovery Group (this is the subject of the book
>"Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea") shown up at any rare coin houses?

>Tom


 
 
 

SS Central America

Post by de » Sat, 24 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>I sure hope that somebody does a good story some day on how this wonderful
>treasure has been turned into a monstrous pile of kaka (IMHO) by the
salvors'
>refusal to release even a simple inventory of what has been recovered to
date.
>.
>MOO
>Tom DeLorey

Speaking of kaka, what the hell ever happened to that stash of coins some
dude found in a national park?  He was stupid enough to blab it to someone,
and boom, the Feds confiscated all of it as 'archeological material'.  There
wasn't (as of 2/99) even an inventory or description given.

Personally, I would have grabbed the whole lot, catalogued and graded them,
and SOLD THEM to collectors who can APPRECIATE such material, instead of
allowing them to end up in a storeroom at the smithsonian.  What an idiot!!!

Anyone know what ended up happening?  It was in a Feb. issue of Coin World.

Bruce

 
 
 

SS Central America

Post by BandPRe » Sun, 25 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:
>Anyone know what ended up happening?  It was in a Feb. issue of Coin World.

>Bruce

He has been mostly debunked.  Artifacts from his "find" are anachronistic with
his theories.

BLReed