Acquire a legendary piece of American shipwreck history — gold coins from the 1865 wreck of the S.S. Republic.
The gold intended to rebuild a nation after the Civil War can be yours.
In the aftermath of the Civil War, the challenge of Reconstruction loomed threateningly on the horizon. In 1865, the ex-military carrier S.S. Republic set sail from New York with cargo intended to fuel the post-war economy. Its destination: New Orleans – loaded with a shipment of gold coins that today would be a treasure. Unfortunately the S.S. Republic sailed into the heart of one of the worst hurricanes to ever hit the East coast. On October 25th, 1865, the Republic sank off the coast of Savannah, Georgia.
S.S. Republic History At A Glance
- Last Voyage started October 18th, 1865
- Left New York going to New Orleans with 90 passengers & crew and $400,000 in gold and silver
- October 23rd – Storm blew in off Georgia that became a perfect Hurricane by evening
- October 24th – Paddlewheels stalled and ship began drifting and order given to start throwing cargo over, everything but gold and silver
- October 25th – Crew built makeshift raft for selves and prepared lifeboats in morning
- S.S. Republic sank afternoon of October 25th
- Three lifeboats rescued within 2 days, 4th rescued after 4 days
- Raft with crew rescued after 8 days with only 2 of 18 alive
- If they had thrown the coins over instead of cargo and supplies, it is believed there would have been more survivors.
Share in the riches — capture your coins today.
After 138 years on the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean, this is a rare opportunity to collect a unique piece of American history from an extremely limited inventory.
Each coin comes packaged in an impressive hardwood case with an engraved S.S. Republic name plate, a color booklet with the history of the shipwreck, a DVD video of the National Geographic Ultimate Explorer program chronicling the recovery, and a certificate of authenticity.
Don’t miss this limited time, limited quantity opportunity due to pre-established inventory allocations. Call now to reserve your share of these wonderful pieces of history.