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USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1844, NGC SS Republic / shipwreck effect.

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money / Shipwreck - Silver Coins 1750s-1900s Start Price:400.00 USD Estimated At:500.00 - 750.00 USD
USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1844, NGC SS Republic / shipwreck effect.
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USA (Philadelphia mint), half dollar Seated Liberty, 1844, NGC SS Republic / shipwreck effect. Frosty white UNC with tiny marks and cleaning hairlines but without the usual surface granularity that the slab label seems to imply. Note this is the ONLY 1844 Philadelphia-minted half dollar recovered from the SS Republic. In Q. David Bowers' report, entitled "The SS Republic Shipwreck Excavation Project: the Coin Collection," Bowers notes that "a further 6.4% of this consignment (2,716 coins) was minted in Philadelphia." Of that, just this single coin represents Philadelphia-issued coinage in 1844 while another 32 New Orleans-struck examples were recovered. Likewise, the date is very early for the SS Republic, where the majority of coins recovered are dated 1853-61. NGC #1798733-001. Recovered from: S.S. Republic, sunk in 1865 off Georgia