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A-Mark Precious Metals may profit from increased awareness
A-Mark Precious Metals may profit from increased awareness

When the torpedoed World War II British cargo ship SS Gairsoppa was found three miles deep in the North Atlantic in 2011, the big winners were the salvagers and — eventually — A-Mark Precious Metals Inc. of Santa Monica. On board the steam merchant vessel were more than 198 metric tons of silver ingots. The first company allowed to make and sell coins from the salvaged treasure — and only to U.S. buyers — was A-Mark Precious Metals. That's according to the British Royal Mint, which announced in April that the SS Gairsoppa Britannia Quarter-Ounce Silver Coins would be available for sale worldwide. "It has a great deal of history attached to it, and...

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