Comes with all the Shipwreck packaging and certificate of authenticity. Modesty graded, amazing orange yellow-gold color, flashy smooth surfaces. 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. Lost to history for 138 years, It was discovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration in 2003.En route from New York to New Orleans with passengers and commercial cargo, the SS Republic was lost in a violent hurricane on October 25, 1865. Nearly 140 years later, Odyssey discovered the shipwreck of the Republic approximately 100 miles off the Georgia coast. 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. 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. The shipwreck has yielded some of the finest US Pre-Civil War and Civil War dated gold the world has ever seen. The quality of the coins recovered cannot be overstated. You see, during and just after the Civil War, in both the North and especially the South, gold and silver coins were a valued but extremely scarce commodity. The years following the Civil War saw wild fluctuations in the value of gold and silver. The item "1865-S $20 Liberty Gold Double Eagle NGC MS62 SS Republic Shipwreck Well struck" is in sale since Sunday, December 22, 2019. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Gold (Pre-1933)\$20, Double Eagle". The seller is "capstonecoins" and is located in Austin, Texas.
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