Gold, Pistols, And Gold Rush Pants: Here’s What You Can Buy From A Pre-Civil War Shipwreck

Gold, Pistols, And Gold Rush Pants: Here’s What You Can Buy From A Pre-Civil War Shipwreck


Treasure from a pre-Civil War shipwreck is going up for sale, but only after they are displayed around the country after decades of being kept out of the public eye for years.

Items available for purchase include jewelry made from gold found during the California gold rush, 165-year-old gold miner pants, photographs, bottles, pistols, and other objects. These items, alongside another 1,000 objects going up for sale, come from the wreck of the S.S. Central America, known as the “Ship of Gold,” which went down during a hurricane off the coast of North Carolina in 1857.

When the ship went down, 425 of its 578 passengers were killed and its wreck became one of the most well-known in American history. Historians cite the massive loss of gold

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