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.
2000 is NOT the 21st century. 2001 is. You can look it up at U.S.
Naval Observatory http://aa.usno.navy.mil/AA/faq/docs/millennium.html