Shipwreck Coins on the Market

Thinking about breaking into the rare coin collectors market? You might want to look at some shipwreck coins that are available. At Austin Rare Coins, we specialize in all kinds of collectible coins including coins recovered from iconic shipwrecks. The amount of shipwreck coins we have in stock fluctuates. If you'd like more information about what we have and what we can get, give us a call.

It can be challenging yet beneficial to recognize market patterns and understand what shipwreck coins to get. With the right knowledge and resources, it’s possible to capitalize on market movements and make an impressive return on your investment. Here are a few tips from Austin Rare Coins & Bullion to help you make smarter decisions that can reward you handsomely.

Shipwreck Coins

Types of Shipwreck Coins

There are a wide variety of shipwreck coins, but buyers should use caution. Not all shipwreck coins are rare and worth collecting. Shipwreck coins vary greatly due to a few factors. Firstly, it matters what country they were struck in. Secondly, the year they were minted. Thirdly, the ship they were carried on, and the condition they were discovered in. Before beginning your collection, we advise spending the time to get to know these different features. 


When it comes to shipwreck coins, authenticity is everything. Since the market is fraught with fakes every buyer, especially newbies need to be careful. The best way to avoid counterfeits is by buying your coins directly from a reputable dealer, such as Austin Rare Coins. All of our shipwreck coins are certified by either NGC or PCGS to be authentic. More than $1 billion in reliable transactions have been made with Austin Rare Coins & Bullion. In fact, over the past two decades, we've handled rare coins from the S.S. Central America, the S.S. Brother Jonathan of 1865, the S.S. Republic of 1865, and the S.S. New York of 1845. All of these coins are original, certified shipwreck recovery coins.


Grading ScaleThe grade of a shipwreck coin is determined by its condition, which can range from worn to perfect. A particular coin’s grade can greatly influence its value, which is why it’s so important to pay attention to this rating when buying shipwreck coins online. At Austin Rare Coins & Bullion we have sold many different grades of shipwreck coins. Of course, the grade affects how much a coin typically costs. Most important, you need to know you’re getting some of the finest rare coins available. Rest assured, a Shipwreck Coin Advisor at Austin Rare Coins will find the best deal for the grade.

Investment Potential

Shipwreck coins on the market may be a great investment for those who are looking to diversify their portfolio. They offer historical significance as well as making an attractive investment that is fun to collect. Coins from shipwrecks may gain value over time. We have seen this occur quickly in recent years, so they can be a great long-term investment. Please remember that all investments are not immune to typical pitfalls in the market.

Now that you are comfortable with the fundamentals, it's time to get started. If you’re ready to begin collecting or investing in shipwreck coins talk to an Austin Rare Coins Advisor. They might just have the perfect shipwreck coins on the market waiting for you!

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