Sunken treasure coins from the past

For fifty years national security and 2,600 meters of the stormy, blue, waters of the Indian Ocean would keep the treasure of the USS John Barry beyond the reach of man.

In July 1944 the ship was destined for the oilfields of Arabia laden with its secret cargo of first edition silver Saudi Riyals minted in Philadelphia. A meeting with the deadly German U-boat 859 off the Coast of Oman meant the World War II merchant ship would be sunk with its treasure into the briny depths of the sea hidden from the world until 1994.




Sea and Silver brings to the public a limited opportunity to own a piece of World War II naval history brought up from the depths of Gulf of Oman.