The sales are history now, but this week Holabird Western Americana called for a fun "Treasure Hunt" to reunite coins sold earlier with the artifacts they were found in.
We hid a treasure hunt within this SS Central America auction, and we're now ready to fill you in on the details!
Clue #1: Lot 2042: Front and back paper binder for G. Kearsing's Staniel Foil, 49 Lispenard St., NY.
Clue #2: Lot 3081: Easton Gold Coin Souvenir Wrapper
So what connects these two items?
Somewhere out in the collecting world, there are two coins that are forever linked to these SSCA artifacts...
Lot 2042: Front and back paper binder for G. Kearsing's Staniel Foil
The front of this binder has a 1" center hole which once held an
1847-O $10 gold coin (PCGS AU55),
sold in an early SSCA sale.
Lot 3081: Easton Gold Coin Souvenir Wrapper
Has the impression of a coin, an
1831-A (Paris mint) French 20 franc gold coin, PCGS VF35,
that sold in the Christie's sale of December 2000.
So we challenge you, our coin & treasure collectors, to find the coins that match these two items!
Check your coins, ask your coin collector friends, or visit coin shops...
This treasure hunt is a very unique opportunity.
This is the only time you will be able to reunite these items.
And after such an incredible journey:
Leaving the adventure & excitement of the California Gold Rush only to face the power of a fierce Atlantic hurricane; sinking 7,200 feet into the dark Ocean Deep; and waiting there, over 130 years, until Nemo, a robotic emissary from the surface, could bring these lost treasures back to the light...
To read the complete lot descriptions, see:
Easton Gold Coin Souvenir Wrapper, 1857, SS Central America Treasure 
Dental Items, SS Central America Treasure 
Wayne Homren, Editor
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