Discovered Russian Shipwreck Said to Hold $130 Billion In Gold Coins And Bullion

Russian first-class armored cruiser Donskoy (PRNewsfoto/Shinil Group)

Just last week on my Perfect Timing column on Forbes.com, I reported this news about a 113-year-old shipwreck of a Russian ship that has been discovered in South Korean waters and is said to be holding more than $130 billion in gold coins and bullion. “The Shinil Group exploration company announced that on July 15…

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1600-Year Old Coins, Metal Statues and More Found at Sea

According to Israel’s Antiquities Authority, salvage has been recovered from a merchant ship that sank more than 1,600 years ago. The find includes unusual metal statues and lamps – some in the shape of sun and moon gods and goddesses, as well as animal shapes such as a whale, a wild boar and more. It…

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1800’s Pocket Watch Found in Shipwreck of SS Central America

In 1857, the SS Central America – traveling from San Francisco to New York — was shipwrecked about 160 miles off the coast of South Carolina. A strong hurricane not only doomed the ship, but also the 550 people on board, the 14,000 kilos of gold, passenger gold and jewelry – valued at well over…

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