1848-O SEATED HALF DOLLAR SSR TREASURE
NGC Shipwreck EffectSS SHIPWRECK TREASURE COIN - 1848-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar recovered from the SS Republic Civil War Shipwreck, Graded NGC Shipwreck Effect.
This magnificent 1848 Silver Seated Liberty Half Dollar was minted at the historic New Orleans Mint 170 years ago, before the Civil War. 17 years later, it became part of the much-needed cargo headed South for New Orleans after the Civil War, aboard the SS Republic, a side-wheel steamer that was lost in a hurricane off the coast of Georgia, October 25th, 1865.
138 years later, the shipwreck was discovered by Odyssey Marine Exploration in 2003, resting at bottom of the Atlantic Ocean in 1,700 feet of water. Certified and graded ''Shipwreck Effect'' by NGC (Numismatic Guarantee Corporation), which is the unique result of more than a century of time submerged, and the fascinating chemical reaction of the oceans salt water on the silver in the coins. This shipwreck effect enhances the intricate details of this rare and beautiful historic artifact with a beautiful patina.