Millions in Gold and Silver Recovered from Shipwreck Aug10

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Millions in Gold and Silver Recovered from Shipwreck

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Photo: Gold puzzle ring. Courtesy of Recovery Limited Partnership.

Odyssey Marine Exploration, a company specialized in deep sea exploration has started to recover more than 13,500 gold and silver coins, from the SS Central America shipwreck, which sank 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina, on September 12, 1857, during an hurricane.

The ship was carrying 425 passengers along with tons of gold from California. It was first discovered in 1988, at a depth of 7,200 feet.

Watch the fascinating video on Fox News. It includes photos of some of the recovered items, included a gorgeous golden “puzzle ring”. You can also see photos on the Facebook page of the expedition, or in the regular reports issued by the organization.

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