SS Central America: The marketing begins.

SS Central America: The marketing begins.

Post by David Rya » Sat, 26 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Blanchard & Co., one of the dealers involved in selling the coins
from the SS Central America shipwreck, is advertising the coins,
"less than 8000", for sale in commercial on The Rush Limbaugh Show.

That indicates that in addition to 5200 double eagles dated 1857s,
that there are about 2500 earlier dates and other coins.  These
dates currently retail for $5K to $10K and exist in only a few
to a few dozen mint state examples, so the impact on prices and
ability to market these big ticket items to non-collectors through
mass marketing will be interesting to watch.
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SS Central America: The marketing begins.

Post by JSTONE93 » Sat, 26 Feb 2000 04:00:00


I got a flyer from Bowers and Merena
the other day promoting the sale of the
coins along with a very interesting and
long history of the SS Central America and everything that happened.
Only problem was after reading all of that
and a promotion for the coins no prices
were given.  Maybe they haven't decided
yet exactly what they want to charge.
I have a feeling that if you have to ask
you probably can't afford it.

 
 
 

SS Central America: The marketing begins.

Post by BillChi » Sat, 26 Feb 2000 04:00:00


At the presentation on the S. S. Central America, they handed
out a one page flyer afterwards.  I believe the price on the
flyer for MS65 coins was ~$15,000.

Quite a few newbies came to the show because of advertising
about the "Ship of Gold."  I don't know how many of these
curious folks will shell out $15k for a coin, but these days
with instant Internet millionaires, I suspect several sales from
the lecture.  The display on the bourse resembled a section of
the ship with portholes to peer in on treasure.  Nicely done.
- Bill

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SS Central America: The marketing begins.

Post by Fred A. Murph » Sat, 26 Feb 2000 04:00:00



Quote:
> I got a flyer from Bowers and Merena
> the other day promoting the sale of the
> coins along with a very interesting and
> long history of the SS Central America and everything that happened.

OK, I'll admit it.  I'm an idot.  I read an article about the shipwreck in
the Columbus Disgrace the other day, and even though it was local news (the
treasure hunting company was from right up the street), I figured that
surely someone from the county of a million people up north would post the
information, and besides, I was a week behind on the newsgroup.

My apologies.  Here are the articles about the shipwreck and the salvage
people, in date order.  Serious RCCers interested in the topic would do well
to read all of them, since these were local stories by local writers, and
I'm not sure which if any were picked up by the wire services:

http://libpub.dispatch.com/cgi-bin/slwebcli.pl?DBLIST=cd00&DOCNUM=2100
SALVAGED GOLD COINS ON MARKET AT LAST  1-29-2000

http://libpub.dispatch.com/cgi-bin/slwebcli.pl?DBLIST=cd00&DOCNUM=2326
COURT ORDER TOO LATE TO STOP SALE OF GOLD  2-1-2000

http://libpub.dispatch.com/cgi-bin/slwebcli.pl?DBLIST=cd00&DOCNUM=2575
INVESTOR WELCOMES SALE OF SHIP GOLD  2-3-2000

http://libpub.dispatch.com/cgi-bin/slwebcli.pl?DBLIST=cd00&DOCNUM=3503
THOMPSON CAN'T CLAIM ALL TREASURE FROM OLD SHIPWRECK, JUDGES RULE  2-10-2000