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1858-O Seated Liberty Silver Half Dollar S.S. Republic Shipwreck Effect NGC Genuine

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In October 1865, as the US emerged from the Civil War’s shadow, the nation focused on rebuilding. The S.S. Republic steamer, laden with gold and silver coins, sank during its voyage from New York to New Orleans. Provident Metals now presents the 1858-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar Silver Coins from this historic shipwreck, certified by NGC.


  • Securely housed in NGC plastic slabs!
  • Struck in 1858 at the New Orleans Mint!
  • Sank in October 1865 with the S.S. Republic!
  • Contains .3599 Troy oz of actual silver content.
  • Issued a face value of $.50 (USD) by the United States.
  • Guaranteed genuine from the S.S. Republic shipwreck by the NGC.
  • Obverse features the image of Seated Liberty.
  • Reverse showcases the heraldic eagle.
  • O mint mark from the New Orleans Mint.

The Seated Liberty Half Dollar, minted from 1836 to 1891, played a vital role in post-Civil War recovery. The 1858 Seated Liberty Half Dollar, part of a $400,000 cargo on the S.S. Republic, signifies the re-establishment of the New Orleans Mint.


On the obverse of the 1858-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar Coin, Liberty is seated on a rock, holding a staff with a Phrygian cap.


The reverse of the 1858 Seated Liberty Half Dollar Silver Coin displays a heraldic eagle with the US national shield, arrows of war, and an olive branch. An O mint mark is located beneath the eagle’s talons.


The Seated Liberty design saw greater use across American currency in the 19th century than any other design. Not only was it used on the Half Dime, Dime, Quarter, Half Dollar, and Dollar, but it was used on the Dime, Quarter, and Half Dollar from 1836 to 1891. The Half Dime and Dollar were suspended in 1873, ending the use of Seated Liberty on those denominations.


These 1858-O Seated Liberty Half Dollar Silver Coins are certified by NGC, confirming their origin from the S.S. Republic wreck discovered in 2003, with 51,000 coins recovered.

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Product Details

Year 1858
Mint Mark O - New Orleans
Metals Purity .900
Producer US Mint
Thickness 2.15 mm
Diameter 30.6 mm
Condition Uncirculated
Denomination $.50
Country United States
Edge Style Reeded
Product Series Seated Liberty Half Dollar
Certificate of Authenticity No
Packaging NGC Plastic Slab
Metal Content .3599 Troy Ounce
Shipping Orders over $199 Ship Free
Provident ID 4053025