Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) and Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) have been authorized by Odyssey Marine Exploration, Inc. (Amex: OMR) to release information about select coins being recovered from Odyssey’s SS Republic shipwreck site.
Conservation Services (NCS) and Numismatic Guaranty
Corporation (NGC) have been authorized by Odyssey Marine
Exploration, Inc. (Amex: OMR) to release information
about select coins being recovered from Odyssey’s
SS Republic shipwreck site. NCS and NGC will
be periodically providing information and photos to
the press to highlight specific coins of interest to
the numismatic market.
The first coin profile showcases the condition census
$20 gold piece. The information is also available
as the “SS Republic Featured Coin”
area on the NCS and NGC Web sites, www.ncscoin.com
the Odyssey Web site, www.shipwreck.net,
and Dr. Donald Kagin’s Web site, www.kagins.com.
NCS and NGC have been awarded the exclusive contract
to conserve and grade the thousands of coins being recovered
from the 1865 shipwreck of SS Republic. Among
the coins already recovered are numerous gold eagles,
gold double eagles, silver half dollars and even a few
quarters, nearly all dating between the 1840s and 1865.
Unlike other recently salvaged shipwrecks, a wide variety
of dates and mints have been noted in this find. Based
on the pieces recovered thus far that have been professionally
conserved by Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS)
and graded and encapsulated by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation
(NGC), this collection already includes several finest-known
examples of United States gold and silver coins from
The SS Republic was a side wheel steamer that
sank in 1865 while en route from New York to New Orleans
after battling a hurricane for two days. Odyssey discovered
the shipwreck 1,700 feet below the surface of the Atlantic
Ocean approximately 100 miles off the Georgia coast.
NCS and NGC combined are a complete numismatic service
organization: NCS is the only professional conservation
service specializing in coins and other numismatic items
and is the Conservation Service of Choice for the American
Numismatic Association (ANA). NGC is the largest independent
coin grading service in the world, having certified
more than 10 million collectable coins, and is the Official
Grading Service of the American Numismatic Association
(ANA) and the Professional Numismatists Guild (PNG).
Odyssey Marine Exploration is an American Stock Exchange
Company (Ticker symbol: OMR) with several shipwreck
projects in various stages of development throughout
the world, including the SS Republic and HMS
Sussex projects. Additional information about
Odyssey, its projects and equipment is available at