Seated Liberty Half-Dollar SS Republic
S.S. Republic Seated Liberty Half Dollars
The SS Republic sank in 1865 off the coast of Georgia carrying a large amount of gold and silver coinage. When the recovery effort was made in the early 2000’s, for the first time ever a large cache of U.S. Silver was salvaged and because the coins were stacked, they did not become corroded from the salt-water as most silver coins do when exposed to saltwater.
Most of the Seated Liberty Half-Dollars date from 1850-1861 and their state of preservation is remarkable. NGC certified each coin as “shipwreck effect”—all details are evident but the surfaces can vary based on each individual coin’s exposure to salt water.
For the price, these are remarkable, authentic shipwreck artifacts that make a great collectible or gift. Coin shown is an example and not the exact coin you will receive. Please know that dates and mint-marks will vary.