A Kellogg and Humbert gold ingot recovered from the wreck of the SS Central America is offered at Heritage Auctions.
The lot will sell as part of a consignment of numismatic pieces from the collection of Eric P Newman at the Florida United Numismatists (FUN) convention in Florida on January 11.
The ship sank off the coast of the Carolinas during a storm in 1857. It was carrying a huge cargo of gold - so much, in fact, that its loss contributed to a major financial crisis that same year.
The lot weighs in at 152.9 ounces, making it one of the larger ingots to be sold, and is valued at upwards of $130,000.
The gold was salvaged in 1997, with the majority going to the crew of the salvage vessel. One 80 pound ingot realised $8m in a 2001 sale.