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World's only gold-bar clump, consisting of approximately 2400 grams in two complete, long ingots fus

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / World Coins - World Start Price:80,000.00 USD Estimated At:100,000.00 - 145,000.00 USD
World's only gold-bar clump, consisting of approximately 2400 grams in two complete, long ingots fus
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World's only gold-bar clump, consisting of approximately 2400 grams in two complete, long ingots fused together by coral, 20K. 2396 grams, 10-1/2" long and about 1-1/2" wide. We have never seen anything like this before: Two whole "finger bars" in lustrous gold strapped together nearly in parallel by white, wormy coral, a unique and lovely museum piece that has never been offered publicly until now. Like the other gold bars from this wreck, these two ingots feature fineness markings five times down the length of each bar on the rounded side, the markings here characterized by double curved X's, the rest of each bar relatively smooth (save for tiny gas bubbles and scratches), with the topside featureless and flat. Naturally most of the value of this relic is the intrinsic worth of the gold, but we feel it has nearly unlimited artifact value beyond that. Nevertheless, this lot is unreserved and the opening bid ($80,000) is below melt value! Recovered from: "Golden Fleece wreck," sunk ca. 1550 in the northern Caribbean