NGC certified this as a Confederate Obverse coin. 1861-O Liberty Seated Half Dollar. This coin was delivered under the authority of the newly established Confederate States of America. Writing in the 2013 reference A Register of Liberty Seated Half Dollar Varieties, Volume IV, Bill Bugert breaks down the 14 known die pairings of this issue by the governing authority under which they were used. The most desirable of these varieties is W-11, offered here, the famous CSA Die Crack identifiable by the obverse crack through the bridge of Liberty's nose.
For years this was the only die variety of the 1861-O half dollar positively linked to the Confederate States issue. An aesthetically pleasing coin at a desirable level of preservation, this piece will appeal to both advanced collectors of Liberty Seated half dollars and specialists in Civil War era coinage. Was a Civil War-era sidewheel steamship that sank in 1865 while carrying a cargo of silver and gold coins. En route from New York to New Orleans with passengers and commercial cargo, the.
Was lost in a violent hurricane on October 25, 1865. Nearly 140 years later, Odyssey Marine Exploration discovered the shipwreck of the. Approximately 100 miles off the Georgia coast.
The archaeological excavation was accomplished using advanced robotics and cutting-edge technologies. This was the first of its kind ever performed at such depths. The success of the archaeological excavation has set a precedent for achieving the highest archaeological standards essential to the emerging field of deep-water shipwreck exploration and recovery.
The item "1861-O W-11 Confederate Obv Seated half dollar, NGC AU. Civil War Ship Wreck" is in sale since Thursday, June 25, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins & Paper Money\Coins\ US\Half Dollars\Seated Liberty (1839-91)".999" and is located in South Weymouth, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped to United States.