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Concreted Coins

Though you will see the mint silver coins from the SS Republic that have gone through the coin conservation process, there are also displays of the silver coins that have been concreted together from deterioration from the saltwater. Showing coins in this state reveal how the coins were found in their original condition at the…
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SS Republic Half Dollars

The half dollars were found on the SS Republic shipwreck and 77 of the coins show almost no trace of saltwater damage which is very rare for coins that have been shipped in wooden barrels and lost at sea for 140 years. Exactly 47,263 half dollars were recovered from the ship with many showing deteriorations…
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