Facebook Pixel

Set of 3: 1854-O, 1858-O, & 1859-O SS Republic Seated Liberty Half Dollars NGC "Shipwreck Effect" includes: Shipwreck Pamphlet

From the shipwreck of the SS Republic

$1,495.00
In stock
Product Code
C11834
Related Item IDs
More Information
Denomination Half Dollars
Composition Silver
Mint New Orleans (O)
Certification NGC

Set of 3: 1854-O, 1858-O, & 1859-O SS Republic Seated Liberty Half Dollars NGC "Shipwreck Effect" includes: Shipwreck Pamphlet

Description

Pre-Civil War Seated Liberty Half Dollars are incredibly rare and boast very low survival rates. The examples in this set of 3 are true sunken treasure that were hidden under the ocean for 138 years. Struck between 1854 and 1859 at the New Orleans Mint, these Seated Liberty Half Dollars were found in the SS Republic shipwreck. The coins of the New Orleans Mint and the SS Republic pedigree are the perfect pairing because they are tied together in history. The SS Republic was captured by the Confederacy during the American Civil War before being returned to the Union, just as the New Orleans Mint was taken over by Southern interests before the North reclaimed the territory. What makes these coins truly special is the Shipwreck Effect, which can only be achieved by silver coins which have been underwater for decades. This effect is characterized by a matte satiny finish like nothing you’ve ever seen before. To increase your numismatic knowledge, a Shipwreck Pamphlet is included with this historic coin.