Shark Research Institute – 2019 Winter Auction II
Auction Ends: Dec 13, 2019 10:00 PM EST

Books

Lost Gold of the Republic -- The Greatest Shipwreck Treasure of the Civil War Era

Item Number
22
Estimated Value
$10 USD
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Item Description

Book: Lost Gold of the Republic -- The Greatest Shipwreck Treasure of the Civil War Era

Hardcover

Value: $10    S&H $4.17 added to winning bid (ships media mail)

In 1865, the paddlewheel SS Republic encountered a hurricane and was lost along with her cargo of $400,000 in gold and silver coins.

In 2003, the collection of coins -- now valued at an estimated $75 million was recovered.

Recently seen as a PBS National Geographic special titled "Civil War Gold", the full story of the ship is now told in book form.