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Salvaged Banknotes from S.S. Andrea Dorea. U.S. Silver Certificate Pair, $1, Series of 1935 E and G

Currency:USD Category:Coins & Paper Money Start Price:120.00 USD Estimated At:200.00 - 300.00 USD
Salvaged Banknotes from S.S. Andrea Dorea. U.S. Silver Certificate Pair,  $1, Series of 1935 E and G
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140.00USDto floor+ buyer's premium + applicable fees & taxes.
This item SOLD at 2019 Oct 10 @ 15:47UTC-4 : AST/EDT
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U.S., Lot of 2 notes, $1 Silver Certificate pair, Series of 1935 E and G Issued banknotes, Serial numbers: W55976407H and L5470351A, Fair condition with missing pieces and staining due to being underwater as a result of the Andrea Dorea sinking, happened in 1956. The silver certificates are enclosed in an acrylic plate case, comes with a fitted presentation box, and an informative booklet documenting the history of the incident and salvage efforts that ensued. SS Andrea Doria was an ocean liner for the Italian Line home-ported in Genoa, Italy, most famous for her sinking in 1956, when 46 people died. On 25 July 1956, while Andrea Doria was approaching the coast of Nantucket, Massachusetts, bound for New York City, the Eastbound MS Stockholm of the Swedish American Line collided with it in one of history's most infamous maritime disasters. Struck in the side, the top-heavy Andrea Doria immediately started to list severely to starboard, which left half of its lifeboats unusable. The consequent shortage of lifeboats could have resulted in significant loss of life, but the ship stayed afloat for over 11 hours after the collision. While 1,660 passengers and crew were rescued and survived, 46 people on the ship died as a direct consequence of the collision. The evacuated luxury liner capsized and sank the following morning. This accident remains the worst maritime disaster to occur in United States waters since the sinking of the SS Eastland in 1915. (2)