Divers searching for 'extremely rare' gold coins in 1840 shipwreck off South Carolina

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By Mark Price
Charlotte Observer, Charlotte, North Carolina
Sunday, October 28, 2018

Theres a mysterious spot about 20 miles off South Carolina where centuries-old gold coins have been found strewn across the ocean floor for decades.

It's believed to be the final resting place of the SS North Carolina, a steamship that historians say sank in 1840 under bizarre circumstances.

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In November -- 178 years after the ship went down -- an expedition is being launched to "reconfirm with absolute proof" the wreck's identity and unravel the mystery of why the North Carolina seemingly sank itself by heading straight into the path of another ship.

But make no mistake: It's the stories of gold coins the are driving the expedition. ...

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