The SS Republic’s final voyage began on October 18, 1865. She departed New York bound for New Orleans with a reported $400,000 in gold and silver coins. But on October 23, the vessel was laid to rest in the murky depths of the deep blue sea, sunken into its watery grave.
That is until it was finally rediscovered in 2003, with its treasure incredibly preserved after almost 140 years. The cargo contained thousands of gold and silver coins estimated at being worth today as much as $180 million. Now is your chance to own a real piece of shipwreck treasure - a spectacular Seated Liberty Half Dollar struck at the New Orleans Mint! This coin has also been certified by NGC as an official “Shipwreck Effect” coin from the wreck of the SS Republic. These shipwrecked Civil War era Seated Liberty Half dollars are mixed dates and were struck in 90% silver, making them even more incredible collectors' pieces. Add this incredible relic of American history to your collection ASAP!
- NGC Certified Shipwreck Effect
- Civil War era Seated Liberty Half Dollar
- Lost at sea for 140 years