Treasures and Shipwrecks

Ancient Coins Found in Israel CaveIsrael has become a hotbed for treasure recently as another discovery of coins and other artifacts is in the news.

CoinNews readers may recall that just a few weeks ago we talked about the hoard of nearly 2,000 gold coins recovered from the seabed in the ancient harbor in Caesarea National Park […]

{ 1 comment }

Israel's Biggest Treasure of Gold Coins Ever DiscoveredA hoard of gold coins recently discovered off Israel became more personable Wednesday when The Telegraph published a video credited to ITN that shows divers recovering them from the seabed.

Almost 2,000 coins dating back to the 11th century Fatimid-period were found in the ancient harbor in Caesarea National Park […]


Hoard of Gold Coins Discovered in Ancient HarborMembers of a local diving club in Israel made a surprising find when they accidentally discovered nearly 2,000 gold coins from the 11th century.

Touted as the largest treasure of gold coins ever discovered in Israel, the hoard was found on the seabed in the ancient harbor in Caesarea National Park […]


Odyssey Reveals Latest SS Central America Shipwreck HaulOdyssey Marine Exploration ( has revealed its latest haul of gold coins, gold nuggets, silver pieces, bullion bars and other artifacts from the shipwreck site of the SS Central America.

The company said the bounty marks the end of five-months of operations. As part of the recovery, Odyssey Explorer completed a 161,000-square-meter, high-resolution video survey […]

{ 1 comment }

Gold Coins from Saddle Ridge Hoard Selling QuicklyCollectors are scooping up gold coins from the Saddle Ridge Hoard at a brisk pace. Nearly half of the 1,427 coins sold within the first dozen hours at per coin prices ranging from $2,500 to $10,000. The collection is estimated in value of at least $10 million.

The treasure of gold pieces, discovered in buried cans on a couple’s private land in California, went on sale […]


Saddle Ridge Hoard Gold Coins Go on SaleA hoard of 19th century gold coins discovered in the ground last year will once again see intense interest as the family who found them proceeds with their sale.

Adding to the excitement, one of the gold coins will be auctioned to raise money […]


SS Central America Shipwreck Yields Gold Coins and IngotsA deep-sea reconnaissance dive undertaken by Odyssey Marine Exploration ( proved fruitful yet again with nearly 1,000 ounces of gold in coins and ingots.

Included in the recovery were five gold ingots and two 19th century Coronet Head $20 Double Eagle coins, among other artifacts […]


Odyssey Marine Exploration plans to start recovering the remaining gold cargo, one of the largest documented cargos of gold ever lost at sea, from the SS Central America as soon as April. The ‘Ship of Gold,’ as it was referred to in the best-selling book, "Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea," sank in […]


Saddle Ridge Hoard of Buried Gold Coins Authenticated by PCGS19th century gold coins estimated at a value of more than $10 million were discovered last year buried on private property in California.

These same coins were recently authenticated by the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS) with a portion of the treasure to make its public debut at the upcoming ANA National Money Show in Atlanta […]


109 Tons of Silver Recovered from SS Gairsoppa ShipwreckOdyssey Marine Exploration’s recovery of cargo from the SS Gairsoppa continued this month with 61 tons of silver bullion retrieved from three miles below the surface of the ocean.

In doing so, Odyssey set the world record for the deepest, largest precious metal recovery in history […]