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Lot
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1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURRENCY, Pewter, EG FECIT MS64 ...

2004 May (CSNS) Signature Sale #346

 
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Auction Ended On: May 5, 2004
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1776 Continental Dollar With CURRENCY Spelling, Newman 3-D, MS64
1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURRENCY, Pewter, EG FECIT MS64 PCGS. Breen-1095, Crosby Pl. VIII, Newman 3-D. Struck in pewter, this is one of the varieties with CURRENCY spelled with two Rs. It is also one of the varieties that has EG FECIT in the circle below the central motto and sundial. The EG stands for Elisha Gallaudet, and FECIT is Latin for "made it." The surfaces retain almost the full silver-gray coloring with the slightest hint of underlying lilac-blue. The devices are sharply struck and evenly defined in all areas, and there is some suggestion of a prooflike surface. This may well be the finest example of this particular variety; and in fact, it stands as one of the finest Continental dollars known to us of any variety. In the original Garrett catalog, the coin was enthusiastically described as, "A remarkable coin which will be remembered for ages to come."
Ex: Colonel James Ellsworth Collection; John Work Garrett; Garrett III (Bowers and Ruddy, 10/80), lot 1493.(#795) (PCGS# 795)

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