Watch Expedition Unknown on Wednesday, August 25, or stream later, to see NGC and NCS experts discuss lost coins from the S.S. Pulaski shipwreck with host Josh Gates.
Experts from Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) and Numismatic Conservation Services (NCS) are excited to be appearing on an episode of the popular Discovery Channel series “Expedition Unknown” on Wednesday, August 25, at 8:00 p.m. ET. Tune in to see host Josh Gates at NGC and NCS headquarters in Sarasota, Florida, as part of his investigation of the S.S. Pulaski shipwreck.
One of the most notable shipwrecks in the early history of the United States, the S.S. Pulaski exploded and sank on June 14, 1838, off the coast of North Carolina. On the trip from Charleston, South Carolina, to Baltimore, Maryland, the steamship was carrying several prominent U.S. citizens, including a former congressman and the family of banker Gazaway Bugg Lamar.
Coins recovered from the S.S. Pulaski
Since 2018, NGC and NCS have been involved with conserving, attributing, and grading coins recovered from the S.S. Pulaski. The coins that have been recovered include well-preserved half dollars and half eagles from the 1830s as well as several earlier U.S. issues, in addition to coins from Spain, Mexico, and Great Britain.
In the “Expedition Unknown” episode, titled “America’s Titanic,” Josh Gates dives the Atlantic to search for lost coins and other artifacts from the S.S. Pulaski wreckage, with the aid of new sonar scans. What will he discover? To find out, watch “America’s Titanic” when it premieres on the Discovery Channel at 8:00 p.m. on August 25, 2021. The episode will also be available to stream on Discovery+.
About “Expedition Unknown”
Discovery Channel’s hit series “Expedition Unknown” follows host Josh Gates as he travels the globe investigating the latest archeological discoveries, historic mysteries, and fascinating legends. Armed with a degree in archaeology, a quick wit, and a hunger for adventure, Gates journeys to some of the most spectacular destinations on Earth on a mission to educate and entertain. Over the course of more than 100 episodes, “Expedition Unknown” has been privileged to showcase the work of an international community of explorers and scientists using cutting-edge technology to shine a light on the wonders of the world.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.
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