Montana's Most Trusted Name in Metals for Over 45 Years! 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. En route from New York to New Orleans with passengers and commercial cargo, the Republic was lost in a violent hurricane on October 25, 1865. Nearly 140 years later, Odyssey Marine Exploration discovered the shipwreck of the Republic approximately 100 miles off the Georgia coast. The archaeological excavation was accomplished using advanced robotics and cutting-edge technologies.This was the first of its kind ever performed at such depths. In addition to the wealth of knowledge gained from the Republic shipwreck project, the success of the archaeological excavation has set a precedent for achieving the highest archaeological standards essential to the emerging field of deep-water shipwreck exploration and recovery. This is a gorgeous coin with a fascinating history behind it, and we are more than confident it will make a wonderful addition to your collection! We understand that coin and currency grading is very subjective, so we encourage you to judge the grade of the coin or note for yourself with the pictures provided. The item "1861-O NGC Certified Half Dollar SS Republic SHIPWRECK SILVER Louisiana Issue" is in sale since Tuesday, February 4, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Seated Liberty (1839-91)". The seller is "mgse" and is located in Missoula, Montana.
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