Treasure hunters uncover pristine gold coins in wreckage of ship that sank in 1840

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    As a former coin dealer, these coins, even with so many discovered are worth millions as even after 180 years gold doesn't corrode or is destroyed by sea water....like New just minted pieces!

    Treasure hunters have struck gold while diving a wreck thought to have sunk with tens of millions of dollars worth of currency.

    The Steamship North Carolina, a 200ft long side wheel steamer, sank on July 25, 1840, after colliding with her sister ship, the Governor Dudley, 20 miles off the South Carolina coast.

    And while all passengers and crew were able to escape from one ship to the other, their cargo was lost – including a hoard of gold coins.

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    Gold doesn't react with seawater. It's pretty much inert. However, try that with silver, and all you end up with is a pile of black goo.
     

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