1859-S $20 Liberty NGC XF45 Ex.S.S. Republic. According to Garrett and Guth in their U.S. Gold Encyclopedia, and the Odyssey Papers 7 by the Odyssey Marine Exploration, only 67 examples of the 1859-S $20 gold piece were recovered from this shipwreck. All were circulated, and only one attained a Mint State designation – a MS61 according to the NGC Census. Most of the coins recovered were certified by NGC in the AU class and we note only 4 coins were certified as XF45. (A pretty cool match for the XF45 Brother Jonathan coins we’re offering now as well).