Story: Shipwrecks

Salvaged coins (2nd of 2)

Salvaged coins

The gold that sank with the General Grant has long attracted treasure seekers. However, the wreck has never been positively identified. In 1996 Bill Day, a Wellington treasure hunter, found anchors, cannons, crockery, gold and silver coins. He decided that the coins were unlikely to be from the General Grant as they were too old.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1996/1329/12
Photograph by Phil Reid

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How to cite this page:

Gerard Hutching, 'Shipwrecks - Underwater history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/7313/salvaged-coins (accessed 15 December 2019)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006