Kōrero: Shipwrecks

Salvaged coins (2 o 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

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching, 'Shipwrecks - Underwater history', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7313/salvaged-coins (accessed 28 September 2020)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006