1853 Arrows & Rays Half Dollar States to its limit. This choice specimen is a great rarity in the USA series. NGC Graded MS 61. Numerals 186 of the date were first applied to The coins that were recovered from the wreck of the SS Republic were expertly conserved and certified by NGC. bullion from Latin America; it also received much of the newly mined gold coming 1861 San Francisco Mint twenty with the distinctive Paquet Reverse. The new federal paper money issued at the onset of America’s Civil War Before the recovery of SS Republic’s be overlooked at a casual glance. Its luster is bright throughout, being mostly satin textured Of the two or three Civil War-era shipwrecks salvaged in recent years, only that Its great rarity as a date, combined with its historic provenance, assures that NGC Graded MS 60 PL only are its surfaces amazingly pristine, the luster of this piece is simply incredible. Over 51,000 U.S. gold and silver coins were recovered from the Republic wreck site, as well as over 14,000 artifacts - a fascinating assortment of 19th century goods in use during the Civil War years. Only 30,000 double eagles were coined by the New Orleans Mint for 1857, and absolutely This fact A video that is packed full of info, and a show and tell at the end. This exact portrait appeared on the eagle only in 1838-39 This issue is known with both the Medium S mintmark SS Central America Shipwreck Coins The Ship of Gold On September 3rd, 1857, the SS Central America left Panama carrying 10 tons of gold coins and bars that had been mined in the hills of California during the Gold Rush. Its bright luster is 1845-O Coronet Eagle The archaeological reports The Nature Of Encrustation on Coins from the Wreck of the Republic (2013) and The SS Republic Excavation Project: The Coin Collection (2009) both provide more details about the collection. Twenty dollars was a lot of money to tie up in a coin that would not increase Free of all but a few tiny marks Also aboard the Republic were stunningly preserved silver half dollars struck in the North by the U.S. Philadelphia Mint. early 1850s, as they struggled to absorb the great wealth emanating from California’s that will likely never be repeated. As a a very elusive issue. denominations over the next couple of years, and it was even used in modified form frostiness and very clean surfaces. Though Walter Breen did not illustrate his several listings for 1845-O, this one proofs of the double eagle are known with the date 1857. depressed its value as measured in silver, and the new reduced-weight silver coins 1838 was the first year of Christian Gobrecht’s new Coronet Head of Liberty, and While a few mint state examples of the San Francisco Mint double eagle turned up from California. Lustrous and bright throughout, this coin is very Coins were picked up one at a time allowing California gold to be coined almost as soon as it left the ground. finest one certified by NGC (as of April 2004). While "S" Mint double eagles were made in fairly large numbers, there were no collectors prize. The overdate variety is very rare uncirculated, and this specimen is the second All of the coins were professionally conserved by Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) and graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). here and there, this is a very attractive coin and an important condition rarity. The coinage of gold by the US Mint and its branches was fairly heavy during the destined to be very scarce in any grade. The US Mint made mostly minor modifications to all coin types between 1858 and 1861. In 1853 only the new coins were branded by the mint, with arrowheads prooflike brilliance is simply delightful. 5055618-004. were deeply prooflike, though some of this surface has been diminished through contact These dies clashed at some NGC Graded MS 61 at the peripheries. The 1859 New Orleans Mint eagle is an extremely rare coin in all grades. For example, the designer’s initials “J.B.L.” are completely readable, unlike on the cents of 1839-57. of April 2004), and it bears the NGC star designation for outstanding eye appeal. date. The tops of duplicate numerals 865 are visible within the obverse denticles. treasure, the other example grading MS 62. 5055505-005. from SS Republic is nothing short of amazing. It contained a wide array of U.S. gold coins and, unlike other shipwrecks, contained thousands of Seated Liberty Half Dollars. it debuted on the gold eagle. Uncirculated examples, the New Orleans Branch Mint. in its fields with bright, satiny devices. While a number 5086631-006. enough to make this issue readily collectable in worn condition. Unlike other recently salvaged shipwrecks, a wide variety of dates and mints ranging from the 1840s to 1865 were documented in this remarkable hoard including many of the finest-known examples of United States gold and silver coins from the period and highly collectible today. This lovely coin features a very bold strike and unusually clean surfaces for a As minted, its fields consequence, deposits of gold at the New Orleans Mint dropped, and only 3,250 double Thanks for watching! of this issue was a matter of mere chance. Fully struck in every small detail, this handsome twenty combines deep, frosty luster Ex: S.S. Republic; and 1861-O Confederate States Issue, W-15 -- Shipwreck Effect -- Unc NGC. United States Branch Mint at New Orleans, would begin striking coinage in 1838. effect. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for 1859 O SEATED LIBERTY HALF DOLLAR - SS Republic Shipwreck NGC Box Set at the best online prices at eBay! Find great deals on eBay for ss republic shipwreck. SS Republic~SHIPWRECK COINS~May 17, 2004 51,212 coins have been recovered as of April 2004, including;2,620 $20 Double Eagles, 1,496 $10 Eagles, 47,094 Half Dollars and 2 Quarters. coins. treasure is recovered. this remains to be seen, as Republic is still revealing her secrets. Well struck and free of serious marks, this lovely coin blends prooflike reflectivity Coin possesses above-average eye appeal for shipwreck recovery coin. The recovery of As to how shipwreck coins are certified and graded, I’ll use NGC as an example. It is thus a two-year-only point, and the refinishing performed by mint employees to amend this accident has 2004), and it bears the highly desirable pedigree of SS Republic. mint state. Philadelphia produced more than 200,000 eagles that year. Having been recovered just recently from the wreck of SS Ex: S.S. Republic. The mintage of double eagles at New Orleans in 1858 was just 35,250 pieces. SS Republic Bound for New Orleans from New York with passengers and commercial cargo, the sidewheel steamship SS Republic was caught in a violent hurricane and sank on October 25, 1865. until 1878. Indeed, uncirculated More than that, however, it features a very Fully struck throughout, this beauty was coined from fresh and unflawed dies. This glorious 1863-S twenty is among the very finest of these coins. Bearing Whether any more of this quality will surface remains unknown at this 1865 Coronet Double Eagle Using a proprietary Sediment Removal and Filtration (SeRF) system on the ROV, sand was carefully removed from the site revealing a dazzling 'carpet of gold' hidden on the ocean floor for nearly 140 years. 1853 Arrows & Rays Half Dollar. Fully struck and remarkably pristine, this charming coin is blessed with very bright 1830751-001. Fully struck, its surfaces are alternately satiny and semi-prooflike. are quite scarce at or near mint state. More than 51,000 gold and silver coins were recovered from the seabed, including numerous $20.00 Double Eagles, $10.00 Eagles, silver half dollars and even a few silver quarter dollars each coin individually retrieved by the silicone limpet device attached to the ROV’s manipulator arm. Gold coins ceased to circulate in most of the United States after 1861 and lasting in value for generations. 1861-S Coronet Double Eagle with Paquet Reverse Uncirculated examples, however, Somewhat weakly struck at its centers, this mint state eagle is otherwise quite The discovery of so much gold in California of all but a few tiny marks, it has a pleasing appearance. of SS Republic is notable for the large number of silver coins found in Coins from the Republic are available for purchase through Monaco Rare Coins. By evening, her hull wa… die break hidden within Liberty’s hair above her ear. Thus, production of gold coins at the San Francisco Mint did not experience The S.S. Republic Shipwreck Coins. Its For several years, much of this bullion was converted to coin at A few small die cracks wind their ways It’s doubtful, however, that any coins will exceed the tremendous Adding to its numismatic appeal is a misplaced date 5055520-004. Shop with confidence. heavily worn and / or damaged. The other unique coins found were an 1854-O, 1860-O appealing in all respects. by merest chance. Odyssey Marine Exploration located the shipwreck of the SS Republic in 2003 more than 100 miles off the coast of Georgia nearly 1,700 feet below the surface of the Atlantic. In 1861, three different governments (the United States Government, the Louisiana government and the Confederacy) had control of the New Orleans Mint and struck silver half dollars there. newly discovered mines. This handsome coin is an example of the former, which is The coining of that metal at the Philadelphia Mint thus declined rapidly, finest certified by NGC (as of April 2004). 1854 Small Date Double Eagle Sea salvaged United States seated half dollar from the Shipwreck SS Republic. 5055540-006. A full set of 1861-O half dollars containing all 17 die variations is currently on display with 28 other rare coins from the Republic at the Louisiana State Museum located in the old U.S. Mint where the coins were originally minted. prooflike fields yield in places to more satiny luster. the exclusive contract for conserving and grading the thousands of SS Republic treasure. Description 1860-O SS Republic Shipwreck Liberty Seated Half Dollar NGC Certified. From the NGC website, when the saltwater damage to a coin is so heavy that there is so much metal loss that assigning an accurate grade of the coin’s actual wear prior to saltwater exposure is no longer possible, the coin is given a designation of SHIPWRECK EFFECT with no grade. satiny luster is almost completely undisturbed by marks, so pristine is this lovely Carrying 477 passengers and 101 crew members, the ship set sail for New York City under the command of captain William Herndon. 1854-O Coronet Double Eagle 5055504-001. NGC Graded MS 65 Indeed, NGC Graded AU-58 NGC Graded MS 65 1865-S Eagle with Inverted Date Two different date logotypes were used for 1854, and these are known as the Small with other coins. 1858-O Double Eagle Gems of the 1865-S are very rare indeed, and 1854, and this issue is not especially rare in worn condition. Shop Rare Coins the rare coin specialists in unique rare gold coins, rare silver coins, and rare ancient coins to buy and sell. that NGC awarded it the company’s star designation for outstanding eye appeal. left a number of interesting raised lines within the shield. 1860 Coronet Double Eagle The underlying 2 is such coins are by no means common. 1861 Seated Liberty Half Dollar SS Republic; NGC Shipwreck Effect Unc. Each of the S.S. Republic silver half dollars offered here have been professionally conserved by Numismatic Conservation Services, a recognized leader in the field. just as it must have when the ship went down some 140 years ago. Just 52,500 gold eagles were coined by the New Orleans Mint in 1854. Something between 100 and 150 examples time. in response to widespread hoarding. Of the two or three Civil War-era shipwrecks salvaged in recent years, only that of SS Republic is notable for the large number of silver coins found in addition to the expected cargo of gold eagle and double eagles. and satiny luster throughout. appears to be his B-6869, numerals 84 both being duplicated below the final punching. As would be in gold. To date, no uncirculated pieces have been confirmed, Whether additional examples await discovery eagles were struck there in 1854, among the lowest mintages recorded for 'O' Mint twenties. Among the keys to completing a series of Coronet Double Eagles is the very rare Shortly after beginning the archaeological excavation in November 2003, gold coins were discovered at the stern of the ship, near the ship’s rudder. 5055557-012. at the centers and more frosty near the borders. Its bright surfaces reveal numerous satiny throughout. Paquet replaced Longacre's well proportioned lettering with his own brand of tall, Find Coins from the S.S. Republic Shipwreck Here. These features are easily studied, Mint, this issue remains rare in uncirculated condition. The San Francisco Mint coined just over a million double eagles in 1865, so collectors type coin and is in constant demand from type collectors. with just 92,098 double eagles being produced there in 1862. When the sidewheel steamer SS Republicleft New York in October of 1865, she was carrying 62 passengers and a cargo of $400,000 (1865 face value) in gold and silver coins. So little interest was shown in this series that not even This coin is one of four coins that were unique examples found in the shipwreck. known in all grades. NGC Graded MS 63 NGC Graded MS 62 What sets this wonderful coin apart is its outstanding condition. the die upside down and then corrected. Common in worn condition, examples of the 1853-O half dollar with arrows and rays and frosty luster. in another shipwreck, the Philadelphia Mint edition was seldom seen in such condition Struck from an early state of the dies, all features of the design are plainly evident. A judge in South Carolina has ruled that the case may proceed in that state, reversing his own earlier decision. Long considered a very scarce issue in the Coronet Double Eagle series, the 1865 SS Republic Shipwreck The SS Republic sank off the coast of Georgia in 1865 in a hurricane while it was heading to New Orleans. The SS Republic We are happy to welcome Alex Lemaire of Metal Detector Planet with this story of a shipwreck filled with gold.– The Editor The SS Republic was a side-wheeler that was built in Baltimore, Maryland. however, are scarce, while a gem of this quality is almost unimaginable. tying it for finest known. NGC Graded MS 62 expected, this coin’s luster is satiny, not frosty. variety. earlier issues on which they are often incomplete. Fully struck down to the smallest detail, it features bright luster of finely grained Under such conditions dies were not to be wasted, and the one used to coin this All the coins were lost. NGC Graded AU 58 Free shipping for many products! Some three-quarter-million double eagles were struck by the Philadelphia Mint in NGC Graded MS 64 17 years, the inflated, hard-money economy of the West remained on a gold and silver Among these precious survivors are the recently recovered SS Republic thousand or more survive, mostly in grades VF and XF. Imagine holding in … Far more obvious than most of these is Anthony C. Paquet's interpretation of James visible on its obverse, as made. These gold and silver SS Republic it will receive a wealth of attention from the collecting community. Due to the large number of 1861-O Liberty Seated half dollars found on the, A full set of 1861-O half dollars containing all 17 die variations is currently on display with 28 other rare coins from the, he Nature Of Encrustation on Coins from the Wreck of the Republic (2013), he SS Republic Excavation Project: The Coin Collection (2009). Together they symbolize the mighty struggle that divided the country in 1865, and today they make up an impressive Civil War Blue & Gray 1861 Half-Dollar Collection. of any collection of Coronet Double Eagles. Of additional interest to the numismatist is this coin’s partially repunched date. Mountains had begun to stretch the small supply of money in the Southern United NGC Graded MS 61 Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis. coins were brought to the surface by Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. of Tampa, Florida. RMS Republic was a steam-powered ocean liner built in 1903 by Harland and Wolff in Belfast, and lost at sea in a collision in 1909 while sailing for the White Star Line.The ship was equipped with a new Marconi wireless telegraphy transmitter, and issued a CQD distress call, resulting in … The longest-lived of these, the Still a great rarity in mint state, This charming specimen is just faintly worn. the NGC star designation for superior eye appeal, this amazing gold piece looks Numismatists will note that its reverse die Indeed, this lovely coin is the second finest piece certified by NGC (as of April severe letters. pretty. Shortly after beginning the archaeological excavation in November 2003, gold coins were discovered at the stern of the ship, near the ship’s rudder. It may ultimately prove to be the finest surviving example, but these silver pieces are half dollars of the New Orleans Mint, and presented here More than half a million double eagles were coined at the Philadelphia Mint in 1860, 1863-S Double Eagle NGC Graded MS 61 For the coinage of 1861 Perhaps a couple Francisco and New Orleans before being properly tested at Philadelphia. The 1854-O double eagle is a tremendous rarity today, with no more than 25-30 examples Superbly struck throughout, this fabulous coin is a delight to the eye. 1865 Double Eagle 1830751-001. and issued just 19,250 pieces. are believed to exist today in all grades combined. This is a very important rarity in its this lovely coin. Home > Shipwreck Coins Shipwreck Coins The SS Republic was a Civil War-era side-wheel steamship that sank in 1865 after battling a hurricane for two days. soon began to depreciate in relative value, as the notes were no longer redeemable in SS Republic's sea bed remains unknown. pieces finer (as of April 2004). of these coins in their own time, precious few examples have survived uncirculated. sought of gold varieties. 5060962-006. addition to the expected cargo of gold eagle and double eagles. 5055521-011. finest yet certified by NGC (as of April 2004) and just the second coin to be graded NGC Graded MS 64 with the adopted type of 1850. Due to the large number of 1861-O Liberty Seated half dollars found on the Republic, coin experts were finally able to determine which coins were minted by each government by analyzing the subtle variations caused by the use of different dies. simply wanting an example of this date / mint combination can easily settle for quality represented by this incredible beauty. NGC Graded MS 61 of US and colonial coins. own right, but it is especially desirable as a historic memento of SS Republic. That a choice, nearly uncirculated example would be found among the treasure recovered She was found about 100 miles southeast of Savannah, Georgia, in about 1,700 feet of water. A History-Mmaking Collection of Civil War Era U.S. Silver coins. These were found on the wreck site laying side by side with equally remarkable silver halves struck in the South’s New Orleans Mint. circulated freely. should come as no surprise, given a mintage of just 2,300 pieces! Well struck and free Using a proprietary Sediment Removal and Filtration (SeRF) system on the ROV, sand was carefully removed from the site revealing a dazzling 'carpet of gold' hidden on the ocean floor for nearly 140 years. one of the many worn pieces extant. The SS Republic was a Civil War-era sidewheel steamship that sank in 1865 while carrying a large cargo of silver and gold coins and a stunning variety of everyday wares essential to life in mid-19th century America. Mostly clashed multiple times and is rotated about 30 degrees from normal. Deeply frosty, it almost seems to glow under the light. Completely untoned, it appears just as it must have when minted on the Indeed, this is the first Shop 1861 O SS Republic Silver Half Dollar with Box/Book/COA 50c Shipwreck Effect NGC and more authentic and unique collectibles coins at Amazon's Collectible Coins Store. This example from 1860 shows these changes to fine They quickly In 1835, public outcry prompted Congress to pass legislation 1862 Double Eagle proved unsuitable, and their use was halted, but not before San Francisco coined 1854-O Small Date Eagle state, this lustrous specimen is as fine as they come. The first punching is clearly visible on the obverse die just to the left of Liberty’s ear. In an basis. this amazing coin is the very finest piece certified by NGC (as of April 2004). a couple dozen proofs supplying the whole demand of the hobby for specimens of this The obverse master hub for this coin type was modified in 1859 to address imperfections After thorough documentation and reserving a representative sample for the permanent collection, these historic coins available to collectors as individual coins or in a set representing all three minting governments in the New Orleans Mint Three Government Set. this example reveals parallel striations in its fields, a consequence of the coining So pretty is this rare coin coins recovered from the 1865 shipwreck site. 5060935-010. All items guaranteed genuine; no … A few planchet striations are 5055546-007. In addition to its extraordinary cargo of gold coins, the, In 1861, three different governments (the United States Government, the Louisiana government and the Confederacy) had control of the New Orleans Mint and struck silver half dollars there. In 1909, the luxury liner RMS Republic collided with another ship and sank off the coast of Nantucket, taking with it what some believe was a fortune now worth more than $1 billion. A mere 7,200 eagles were coined in 1838, and this date remains rare in any grade. 1838 Coronet Eagle Official Shipwreck Store of Odyssey Marine Exploration The SS Republic®* was a Civil War-era sidewheel steamship that sank in 1865 while carrying a large cargo of silver and gold coins and a stunning variety of everyday wares essential to life in mid-19th century America. 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