1861-O Republic Shipwreck Half DollarItem Code: 19055
The first United States coin NOT struck
by the U.S. Government!
The Louisiana Secession 1861-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar
This legendary coin was known, but never identified until the discovery of the wreck of the SS Republic®. Now, experts at Numismatic Guaranty Corporation, the leading authority in collectible coin authentication, have positively identified coins struck at the New Orleans Mint under the authority of the State of Louisiana! When Louisiana seceded from the Union in 1861, all New Orleans Mint employees were retained by the newly formed independent Louisiana government, and they continued to strike Seated Liberty Half Dollar coins before Louisiana joined the Confederate States of America. Unfortunately, positive identification of these historic rarities could never be made until now. The Louisiana Secession Seated Liberty Half Dollar comes authenticated and slabbed by NGC, with a Certificate of Authenticity in a hardwood display case, accompanied by your personal copy of the National Geographic DVD “Civil War Gold.” You’ll also receive a hard-cover copy of the book “Lost Gold of the Republic,” detailing the dramatic story of the discovery of the SS Republic. Best of all, we’ll include an authentic 1879-O Morgan Silver Dollar, one of the first coins struck at the New Orleans Mint when it returned to U.S. Government control as our Free Gift to you. But you must order now before these rare treasures disappear FOREVER!