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.

Image: J. Childs (engraver & publisher) – National Maritime Museum, London. (Public domain)

The 3,100 gold coins, 45 gold bars and more than 80 pounds (36 kilograms) of gold dust recovered from the wreckage of the S.S. Central America steamship are now sitting in a makeshift laboratory just south of Los Angeles.

The gold will be on display Feb. 22-24 at the Long Beach Convention Center.

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