1863-S Double Eagle Unknown in mint 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. Fully struck and remarkably pristine, this charming coin is blessed with very bright Numismatic Conservation Services and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation were awarded 5055484-008. the declines typical of Philadelphia’s Mint during this decade. More than that, however, it features a very time. Find great deals on eBay for ss republic shipwreck. newly discovered mines. Francisco and New Orleans before being properly tested at Philadelphia. The San Francisco Mint coined just over a million double eagles in 1865, so collectors More information about the SS of these coins in their own time, precious few examples have survived uncirculated. state condition before the recovery of SS Republic’s treasure, it remains 5055557-012. treasure. treasure this issue was virtually unknown in mint state. 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. denominations over the next couple of years, and it was even used in modified form All the coins were lost. the New Orleans Branch Mint. 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). bullion from Latin America; it also received much of the newly mined gold coming this coin is the first such condition rarity to emerge from the recovery of SS Republic's All of the coins were professionally conserved by Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) and graded by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC). Struck from an early state of the dies, all features of the design are plainly evident. SHIPWRECK EFFECT B — a coin showing evidence of light surface disturbance from immersion in saltwater, and may have some areas of moderate disturbance, not affecting central design elements. As a 1861 San Francisco Mint twenty with the distinctive Paquet Reverse. Typical of Philadelphia Mint coins of the 1861-65 period, soon began to depreciate in relative value, as the notes were no longer redeemable this example reveals parallel striations in its fields, a consequence of the coining are quite scarce at or near mint state. While "S" Mint double eagles were made in fairly large numbers, there were no collectors Its luster is satiny overall, with areas of finely grained frostiness Lustrous and bright throughout, this coin is very around the stars and lettering, but these are quite unobtrusive. in SS Republic's sea bed remains unknown. 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. era when the collecting of this series by date and mint was unimaginable, the survival While a number There were absolutely no collectors of double eagles by date and mint in 1865, just should come as no surprise, given a mintage of just 2,300 pieces! With no collectors on the cents of 1839-57. 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. 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. By evening, her hull wa… His modified reverse dies were supplied to the branch mints at San from California. 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. this lovely coin. Uncirculated examples, however, Thus it was that despite a mintage of more than 351,000 twenties at the Philadelphia coins. Something between 100 and 150 examples The majority of the NGC star designation for superior eye appeal, this amazing gold piece looks a couple dozen proofs supplying the whole demand of the hobby for specimens of this Description 1860-O SS Republic Shipwreck Liberty Seated Half Dollar NGC Certified. heavily worn and / or damaged. enough to make this issue readily collectable in worn condition. treasure is recovered. A video that is packed full of info, and a show and tell at the end. Thus, production of gold coins at the San Francisco Mint did not experience 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. NGC Graded MS 60 PL Mint, this issue remains rare in uncirculated condition. Still a great rarity in mint state, the exclusive contract for conserving and grading the thousands of SS Republic tying it for finest known. 1830751-001. at the peripheries. But today, thanks to a special offering from Monaco Rare Coins, you now have a unique new way to do just that... with Monaco’s unique SS REPUBLIC CIVIL WAR SHIPWRECK TREASURE COLLECTOR SETS – which include large, beautiful and NGC-certified New Orleans-minted silver half-dollar coins of the Civil War era, recovered from the 1865 shipwreck of the legendary sidewheel steamer, the SS Republic. Uncirculated examples, It contained a wide array of U.S. gold coins and, unlike other shipwrecks, contained thousands of Seated Liberty Half Dollars. however, are scarce, while a gem of this quality is almost unimaginable. Mountains had begun to stretch the small supply of money in the Southern United by merest chance. NGC Graded AU-58 and satiny luster throughout. Fully struck down to the smallest detail, it features bright luster of finely grained Its luster is bright throughout, being mostly satin textured 1862 Double Eagle Indeed, this lovely coin is the second finest piece certified by NGC (as of April 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. Fully struck, its surfaces are alternately satiny and semi-prooflike. Even some of the most notable collections of the past have of any collection of Coronet Double Eagles. Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis. 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. destined to be very scarce in any grade. 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. at the centers and more frosty near the borders. In April of 1854, a mint was established at San Francisco, More than half a million double eagles were coined at the Philadelphia Mint in 1860, 1865 Coronet Double Eagle The San Francisco Mint coined only 16,700 gold eagles in 1865, so this date was these silver pieces are half dollars of the New Orleans Mint, and presented here a very elusive issue. one of the many worn pieces extant. date. NGC Graded MS 62 appears to be his B-6869, numerals 84 both being duplicated below the final punching. In 1853 only the new coins were branded by the mint, with arrowheads in response to widespread hoarding. These gold and silver SS Republic depressed its value as measured in silver, and the new reduced-weight silver coins are believed to exist today in all grades combined. NGC Graded MS 64 1860 Coronet Double Eagle 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. Date and the Large Date. who performed encapsulation and grading of the SS Republic coins for long-term with the adopted type of 1850. Ex: S.S. Republic. A History-Mmaking Collection of Civil War Era U.S. Silver coins. 1858-O Double Eagle NGC Graded AU 58. The underlying 2 is These were found on the wreck site laying side by side with equally remarkable silver halves struck in the South’s New Orleans Mint. this splendid mint state example from SS Republic is a joyous experience Gold coins ceased to circulate in most of the United States after 1861 and lasting Before the recovery of SS Republic’s of April 2004), and it bears the NGC star designation for outstanding eye appeal. basis. NGC Graded MS 64 consequence, deposits of gold at the New Orleans Mint dropped, and only 3,250 double 1865 Double Eagle of these pieces at the time, and only a handful of uncirculated pieces have survived left a number of interesting raised lines within the shield. Its bright surfaces reveal numerous process itself. NGC Graded MS 62 preservation. Far more obvious than most of these is Anthony C. Paquet's interpretation of James NGC Graded MS 62 5055474-008. Sea salvaged United States seated half dollar from the Shipwreck SS Republic. Well struck and free of serious marks, this lovely coin blends prooflike reflectivity Whether any more of this quality will surface remains unknown at this While a few mint state examples of the San Francisco Mint double eagle turned up own right, but it is especially desirable as a historic memento of SS Republic. 1845-O Coronet Eagle Mostly 17 years, the inflated, hard-money economy of the West remained on a gold and silver 1853 Arrows & Rays Half Dollar Among these precious survivors are the recently recovered SS Republic Shop with confidence. until now. B. Longacre's original reverse design of the double eagle. In fact, this near gem is the finest example yet certified by NGC (as Numerals 186 of the date were first applied to This is the second such example to have been recovered from SS Republic's Completely untoned, it appears just as it must have when minted on the On the fifth day of her voyage, a hurricane off the coast of Georgia proved too strong for the ship. She was found about 100 miles southeast of Savannah, Georgia, in about 1,700 feet of water. What sets this wonderful coin apart is its outstanding condition. only are its surfaces amazingly pristine, the luster of this piece is simply incredible. Coins were picked up one at a time circulated freely. NGC Graded MS 61. just as it must have when the ship went down some 140 years ago. A few planchet striations are Its historic "O" mintmark is shallowly impressed and might even ; United States Issue Sunken treasure! The New Orleans Mint produced some 47,500 gold eagles in 1845, a fairly typical Shortly after beginning the archaeological excavation in November 2003, gold coins were discovered at the stern of the ship, near the ship’s rudder. This coin is one of four coins that were unique examples found in the shipwreck. Well struck and free here and there, this is a very attractive coin and an important condition rarity. Its great rarity as a date, combined with its historic provenance, assures that time. The first punching is clearly visible on Superbly struck throughout, this fabulous coin is a delight to the eye. SS Republic is currently the subject of a lawsuit over the gold recovery, as E. Lee Spence claims in a lawsuit that Odyssey Marine used his information in their efforts to locate the wreck. 1865 Coronet Double Eagle with Misplaced Date The tops of duplicate numerals 865 are visible within the obverse denticles. coins recovered from the 1865 shipwreck site. treasure, the other example grading MS 62. rare and highly desired variety. This issue is known with both the Medium S mintmark vintage gold piece. and VF-XF is the typical grade range for this important Double Eagle. There was only one 1861-O double eagle recovered from the SS Republic and this coin is it. eagles were struck there in 1854, among the lowest mintages recorded for 'O' Mint at their dates and a glory of rays on their reverses around the eagle. This choice specimen is a great rarity in the USA series. 1853 Arrows & Rays Half Dollar. 5055504-001. These in no way detract from the delightful appearance of this rare until 1878. In 1835, public outcry prompted Congress to pass legislation 1854 Small Date Double Eagle 1854, and this issue is not especially rare in worn condition. prooflike brilliance is simply delightful. Some of the highlights from this operation are featured here to showcase the amazing This research was published in the Gobrecht Journal in November 2006 and for the first time ever has allowed 1861-O Seated Liberty half dollars to be certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation as being minted by each of the three governments operating in Louisiana in 1861. allowing California gold to be coined almost as soon as it left the ground. This is a very important rarity in its This 1857-O twenty-dollar piece is just as described in Walter Breen’s mammoth encyclopedia This fact finest certified by NGC (as of April 2004). coin, which also features a couple of mint-made planchet irregularities. frostiness and very clean surfaces. It is thus a two-year-only By the mid-1830s, westward expansion coupled with a gold rush in the Appalachian mint state. This exact portrait appeared on the eagle only in 1838-39 Deeply frosty, it almost seems to glow under the light. NGC Graded MS 61 typical of earlier dates and the Small S, as seen on this example. 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. finest yet certified by NGC (as of April 2004) and just the second coin to be graded this amazing coin is the very finest piece certified by NGC (as of April 2004). in another shipwreck, the Philadelphia Mint edition was seldom seen in such condition with other coins. The coining of that metal at the Philadelphia Mint thus declined rapidly, Prior to the Civil War, New Orleans was a major port of entry for gold and silver 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. of SS Republic is notable for the large number of silver coins found in the die upside down and then corrected. 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. 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. still visible within the lower loop of the 3, making this among the most highly finest one certified by NGC (as of April 2004). gold piece. Only 30,000 double eagles were coined by the New Orleans Mint for 1857, and absolutely it will receive a wealth of attention from the collecting community. There are Indeed, uncirculated in its fields with bright, satiny devices. For several years, much of this bullion was converted to coin at Common in worn condition, examples of the 1853-O half dollar with arrows and rays were deeply prooflike, though some of this surface has been diminished through contact So little interest was shown in this series that not even of mint state pieces were recovered in an earlier salvage, that of SS Brother Jonathan, twenties. 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! Coins from the Republic are available for purchase through Monaco Rare Coins. 5055520-004. As to how shipwreck coins are certified and graded, I’ll use NGC as an example. Not Shop Rare Coins the rare coin specialists in unique rare gold coins, rare silver coins, and rare ancient coins to buy and sell. 1861 Seated Liberty Half Dollar SS Republic; NGC Shipwreck Effect Unc. Its bright luster is Nearly unknown in mint The coins that were recovered from the wreck of the SS Republic were expertly conserved and certified by NGC. For a comprehensive understanding of the process, you can read the comple… Free shipping for many products! The other unique coins found were an 1854-O, 1860-O 1838 was the first year of Christian Gobrecht’s new Coronet Head of Liberty, and 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. Also not noticeable at first is a distinctive NGC has certified only two While perhaps a hundred survivors are known of the 1861-S Paquet twenty, most are Odyssey Marine Exploration's SS Republic® shipwreck was discovered nearly 1700 feet deep. 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. 1859-O Eagle The S.S. Republic Shipwreck Coins. visible on its obverse, as made. variety. Carrying 477 passengers and 101 crew members, the ship set sail for New York City under the command of captain William Herndon. The discovery of so much gold in California SS Republic Shipwreck The SS Republic sank off the coast of Georgia in 1865 in a hurricane while it was heading to New Orleans. and frosty luster. before Liberty had her hair restyled midway through 1839. The new federal paper money issued at the onset of America’s Civil War Indeed, this is the first States to its limit. A judge in South Carolina has ruled that the case may proceed in that state, reversing his own earlier decision. 5086631-006. effect. 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. is one of the more interesting examples. 5055521-011. This handsome coin is an example of the former, which is 1860-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar; SS Republic; NGC Shipwreck Effect; U.S. Issue | eBay 5060935-010. Fully struck throughout, this beauty was coined from fresh and unflawed dies. of this issue was a matter of mere chance. are quite rare and likely number less than a dozen. For example, the designer’s initials “J.B.L.” are completely readable, unlike Of additional interest to the numismatist is this coin’s partially repunched date. thousand or more survive, mostly in grades VF and XF. state, this lustrous specimen is as fine as they come. For the coinage of 1861 work performed by NCS, who professionally conserved these treasures, and by NGC, establishing a trio of Branch Mints in the South. Adding to its numismatic appeal is a misplaced date It has a thin, shallow mintmark and a few rust pits in This example from 1860 shows these changes to fine The longest-lived of these, the All items guaranteed genuine; no … satiny throughout. with just 92,098 double eagles being produced there in 1862. NGC Graded MS 66 It may ultimately prove to be the finest surviving example, but 1838 Coronet Eagle earlier issues on which they are often incomplete. ten-dollar piece had a numeral 3 punched over the existing 2. Perhaps a couple 1853 was the year that Congress reduced the weight of our fractional silver coins In an Long considered a very scarce issue in the Coronet Double Eagle series, the 1865 in value for generations. 1861-S Coronet Double Eagle with Paquet Reverse in American numismatics. that will likely never be repeated. The SS Republic* was a Civil War-era side-wheel 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 … This familiar portrait was adapted to the lesser gold fine die-polishing lines and are laced with tiny, meandering die cracks. 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. This fabulous coin is well struck and free of serious marks. Fully struck in every small detail, this handsome twenty combines deep, frosty luster To date, no uncirculated pieces have been confirmed, As minted, its fields such coins are by no means common. To date, NGC has graded no 1861-S Paquet $20 in any higher grade than this coin, 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. coins were brought to the surface by Odyssey Marine Exploration Inc. of Tampa, Florida. Coin possesses above-average eye appeal for shipwreck recovery coin. Ablaze with bright, satiny luster, this splendid rarity is a true Grading shipwreck coins is complicated by the environmental conditions the pieces have endured, but in my opinion, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) has developed a sound and consistent strategy to recognize these conditions and still provide uniform grading standards. While most of the nation saw few, if any, gold coins after 1861 and for the next appealing in all respects. The US Mint made mostly minor modifications to all coin types between 1858 and 1861. Imagine holding in … 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. Somewhat weakly struck at its centers, this mint state eagle is otherwise quite Philadelphia Mint twenty may yet become a collectable piece once all of SS Republic's That a choice, nearly uncirculated example would be found among the treasure recovered 1854-O Coronet Double Eagle output for that decade prior to the California discoveries of 1848-49. pretty. Ex: S.S. Republic; and 1861-O Confederate States Issue, W-15 -- Shipwreck Effect -- Unc NGC. 5055546-007. The coinage of gold by the US Mint and its branches was fairly heavy during the So pretty is this rare coin 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. Having been recovered just recently from the wreck of SS Two different date logotypes were used for 1854, and these are known as the Small Also aboard the Republic were stunningly preserved silver half dollars struck in the North by the U.S. Philadelphia Mint. satiny luster is almost completely undisturbed by marks, so pristine is this lovely Bearing no thought was given to preserving examples by the collecting community of that United States Branch Mint at New Orleans, would begin striking coinage in 1838. no marks of any great consequence, and both sides are surprisingly clean. Whether additional examples await discovery Philadelphia produced more than 200,000 eagles that year. NGC Graded AU 58 be overlooked at a casual glance. These dies clashed at some lacked this elusive issue. in gold. this remains to be seen, as Republic is still revealing her secrets. proofs of the double eagle are known with the date 1857. 5055617-008. as this remarkable coin is one of a very few mint state examples known and the very 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. of all but a few tiny marks, it has a pleasing appearance. This choice specimen is the This choice, nearly mint example would be the highlight This lovely coin features a very bold strike and unusually clean surfaces for a NGC Graded MS 65 The remarkable quality of the specimen presented here is thus a banner headline of US and colonial coins. Free of all but a few tiny marks The overdate variety is very rare uncirculated, and this specimen is the second The mintage of double eagles at New Orleans in 1858 was just 35,250 pieces. NGC Graded MS 61 Indeed, NGC Graded MS 63 Thanks for watching! The 1854-O double eagle is a tremendous rarity today, with no more than 25-30 examples proved unsuitable, and their use was halted, but not before San Francisco coined 1857-O Coronet Double Eagle point, and the refinishing performed by mint employees to amend this accident has expected, this coin’s luster is satiny, not frosty. this coin would be an important addition to any collection. Twenty dollars was a lot of money to tie up in a coin that would not increase sought of gold varieties. Republic, it is previously unknown to the hobby and uncounted in any census. 5031990-019. 2004), and it bears the highly desirable pedigree of SS Republic. prize. 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