Apparently, they are a real money maker and can cost upwards of $400. I think they would look really cool in a kitchen or seafood market.
Here are some interesting findings that I found here.
1819 - Oysters first packed in New York.
1840-49 - Oyster packing in tins becoming big business in Baltimore, MD.
1851 - Term "hermetically sealed oysters" introduced.
Mid-1880's - Oyster packing moves to the southern Gulf states.
1915 - Biloxi, Mississippi surpasses Baltimore in oyster canning.
1931 - Oysters are being canned on the west coast at Puget Sound, Washington.
2011 - Block Island Seafood Co. discovers oysters in a can.
Have you ever seen oysters in a can?