Christopher Bechtler

Shipwreck gold to be auctioned at ANA Baltimore

SS New York

By David C. Harper

Treasure coins brought up from the wreck of the S.S. New York in the Gulf of Mexico will highlight at pre-American Numismatic Association convention auction to be held July 27-28 by Stack's in Baltimore.

Gold and silver from Southern Mints will be among the highlights.

A privately produced Christopher Bechtler $5 gold piece, K-19, graded AU-58 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp. will go on the block.

A remarkable 1845-D quarter eagle, brought up from the ocean floor, is now considered probably the finest known at NGC MS-64.