Great no motto type coin.
If collectors are looking for an SS Republic shipwreck example, they will have no trouble locating a details coin with the infamous "shipwreck effect" moniker. But with fewer than 50 pieces estimated to have survived without saltwater damage, they may have to search for years to find an example like this. Here we have a shipwreck coin that must have been buried by so many others, they served to protect this one from the elements and any saltwater etching. Simply amazing.
An interesting issue as it represents the last time during the Civil War that the US struck half dollars at the New Orleans mint because Louisiana seceded from the Union.
A Louisiana issued half dollar recovered from the Steamship Republic. An interesting issue as it represents the last time during the Civil War that the US struck half dollars at the New Orleans mint before Louisiana seceded from the Union.
This example is one of a few $3 gold which were recovered from the SS Central America Shipwreck! Much scarcer than the 100+ $20 Liberty recovered. Included in the oversized holder is a pinch of chunky gold dust also recovered from the wreck site.
A monstrous gem with bright, lustrous fields and razor sharp details, with a pinch of gold dust and presentation box. Exciting double eagle coin from the famous S.S. Central America shipwreck. Among the very finest known!
Very tough Civil War era gold piece struck at the San Francisco mint and later recovered from the famous Steamship Republic Shipwreck. Easily qualifying for uncirculated, this example retains deep luster and nice eye appeal. The bag marks, while present, are not heavy as is usually seen at this grade level.
Very tough Civil War-era gold piece struck at the San Francisco Mint and later recovered from the famous Brother Jonathan Shipwreck. Typical tan toning is a result of the shipwreck coin conservation process.
These 2.5 ounce gold coins were produced in commemoration of the S.S. Central America's voyage and unfortunate end in 1857. The California Historical Society went through great lengths to closely replicate the original Kellogg $50 proofs by creating dies transferred from the originals, using gold from Kellogg and Co. ingots found in the shipwreck, and striking them with a press from the San Francisco mint. An original Kellogg $50 proof would cost you the better part of $1 million. These replicas present a reasonable alternative. Note that the coin has some toning. The uncirculated issues are much rarer than the proof restrikes as the large majority disappeared and have been presumed to have been melted.
.898 fine gold. Popular proof restrike created from a Justh & Hunter ingot recovered from the SS Central America shipwreck.
A fascinating and exciting piece of Americana, these gold nuggets were recovered in the famous SS Central America Shipwreck from 1857.
Popular 8 reales shipwreck recovered silver.
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