NCS and NGC have been selected by Endurance Exploration Group and Blue Water Ventures International to conserve, attribute and grade coins recovered from the wreck of the SS Pulaski.
The SS Pulaski sank in 1838 off the coast of North Carolina while sailing from Charleston, South Carolina, to Baltimore, Maryland. In their recent recovery efforts, Endurance Exploration Group and Blue Water Ventures International have found coins from the US, Spain, Mexico and Great Britain, among other artifacts.
The SS Pulaski is particularly significant because it is one of the earliest shipwrecks from which US coins have been recovered. The coins initially recovered include well-preserved half dollars and half eagles from the 1830s, as well as several earlier issues.
All of the recovered coins will be professionally conserved by NCS and then expertly graded by NGC. After grading, the coins will be encapsulated in NGC’s proprietary protective holder with a special label that features an engraving of the ship and the SS Pulaski provenance.