SS Republic

Cook Islands 2013 - 5$ - SS Republic - 25g LIMITED Silver Coin

Low Mintage, only 1.865 of these very special coins have been issued by Coin Invest Trust!
This silver coin is dedicated to history.
$104.13

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Country Cook Islands
Year 2013
Face Value currency Dollar
Face Value number 5
Metal Silver
Fineness 925/1000
Weight 20g
Dimensions 30 x 45 mm
Mintage 1865
Quality Proof
Certificate of authenticity yes
Presentation Case yes
Price $104.13
Coin Story

The SS Republic was a side-wheel steamship that sank in the Atlantic Ocean while carrying a large cargo of silver and gold coins and a stunning variety of everyday supplies essential to life in mid-19th century America. En route from New York to New Orleans with passengers and commercial cargo, the SS Republic was lost in a violent hurricane on October 25th, 1865. The passengers and crew escaped from the sinking ship, yet a fortune in coins sank to the bottom of the Atlantic seabed 1’700 feet (518 meters) deep. Nearly 140 years later, Odyssey discovered the shipwreck of the SS Republic approximately 100 miles off the coast of Georgia. The archaeological excavation conducted during 2003/04 was accomplished entirely through the use of advanced robotics and cutting-edge technologies and was the first of its kind ever performed at such depths. Over 51’000 U.S. gold and silver coins were recovered from the Republic wreck site, as well as over 14’000 artefacts.

Reverse Design

This proof quality coin captures the SS Republic. The image of the ship is in color and therefore, its offsets itself against the silver background. The image is also enclosed by a rope, which gives this special coin an additional nautical touch

Obverse Design

Each coin features the Ian Rank-Broadley effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Packaging

The SS Republic coin comes in a special designed, nautical case with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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