Lost Gold of the Republic -- The Greatest Shipwreck Treasure of the Civil War Era
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- $9 USD to rpetitpas
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Book: Lost Gold of the Republic -- The Greatest Shipwreck Treasure of the Civil War Era
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.
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