The SS Republic sank in 1865 off the coast of Georgia carrying a large amount of gold and silver coinage. When the recovery effort was made in the early 2000's, for the first time ever a large cache of U.S. Silver was salvaged and because the coins were stacked, they did not become corroded from the salt-water as most silver coins do when exposed to saltwater.
Most of the Seated Liberty Half-Dollars date from 1850-1861 and their state of preservation is remarkable. NGC certified each coin as "shipwreck effect"---all details are evident but the surfaces can vary based on each individual coin's exposure to salt water.
For the price, these are remarkable, authentic shipwreck artifacts that make a great collectible or gift. Coin shown, not exact date you will receive.
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