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More than $50 million worth of gold bars, coins and dust that's been described as the greatest lost treasure in U.S. history is about to make its public debut in California after sitting at the bottom of the ocean for more than 150 years. The 3,100 gold coins, 45 gold bars and more than 36 kilograms of gold dust recovered from the wreckage of the SS Central America steamship are now sitting in a makeshift laboratory just south of Los Angeles.The gold is all for sale.Thompson's company sold 532 gold bars and thousands of coins to the California Gold Marketing Group for about $50 million in 2000 .Recovered in 2014, the gold going on display in California next month is only the second round of treasure brought up from the Central America.The gold will be on display Feb. 22-24 at the Long Beach Convention Center.
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