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Concreted Coins

When coins are discovered on the ocean floor, they look quite different from most of the coins you will see on display at Shipwrecked Treasure Museum. After spending years underwater, often miles beneath the surface, the coins found in shipwrecks can blend in quite well with the ocean floor and will actually begin to stick…
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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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