There are currently no items available for purchase in this Department. Search our Auction Archives below to find item values.

1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURENCY, Pewter MS62 PCGS....

2008 May Long Beach, CA Signature Auction #1108

Sold for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Make Offer:
Make Offer to Owner

The owner of this Item has been actively participating in the Make Offer to Owner program.
Claim Item: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
Auction Ended On: May 29, 2008
Item Activity: 14 Internet/mail/phone bidders
8,742 page views

Long Beach Convention Center
100 S. Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802

Lot Viewing:
Room 103B,C (Tuesday Only)
Booth 400 (Wednesday - Saturday)

Auction Room:
Room 103B,C

Magnificent MS62 1776 CURENCY Continental Dollar
Rare Early Die State, Struck in Pewter
1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURENCY, Pewter MS62 PCGS. Newman 1-C, Hodder-1.A2, Breen-1089, R.3. The same die pair was used to strike all Continental dollars that contain the blundered legend CURENCY. Nonetheless, researcher Eric Newman assigned three different reverse varieties, since the reverse die was recut for Newman 1-B, and recut again for Newman 1-C. Only two examples are known for Newman 1-A, both in brass. Those pieces have beaded links to represent the 13 former colonies. The very rare Newman 1-B has partly beaded links, and is known in tin, brass, and copper.
The present piece is Newman 1-C, since the rings are unbeaded. However, it is an early die state with complete glory rays near the RESS in CONGRESS and the M in R in AMERICAN. There is also no sign of the die break that eventually connects the tops of the GI in FUGIO. There is a period below the N in AMERICAN, unlike Newman 1-B, which shows a comma. Although few numismatists can afford to collect die states of Continental dollars, the present early die state is nonetheless rare and merits a premium over the usual attenuated glory rays Newman 1-C.
Perhaps of greater interest to the type collector, the present piece is exceptionally attractive for a Continental dollar. Aside from a small spot near the G in FUGIO, there is no sign of the "tin pest" that affects most known examples. The dove-gray surfaces appear undisturbed to the unaided eye, and extended perusal beneath a loupe locates only faint and unobtrusive obverse field marks. The strike is consistent throughout. Although higher grade pieces are known, this handsome, problem-free, Mint State example is certain to excite even the veteran Early American specialist, and will be the cornerstone of any Colonial collection. Listed on page 81 of the 2008 Guide Book. Population: 11 in 62, 26 finer (4/08). (PCGS# 791)

View large image(s) of this item

Service and Handling Description: Coins & Currency (view shipping information)

Sales Tax information  | PCGS Guarantee of Grade and Authenticity  |  Terms and Conditions

Bidding Guidelines and Bid Increments

Guides and Pricing Information:

Previous Prices from Heritage Auctions
or Join (free & quick)
Price Guide
or Join (free & quick)
Population Guide
or Join (free & quick)
Find Auction Prices for Comparable Items:

Sign-in or Join (free & quick) to see the full image

Open For Bidding
Coming Soon
sold in the last year
  1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
  2. Bid online
  3. Free Collector newsletter
  4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
  5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
Only 25 days left to consign to the 2015 August 12 - 17 ANA World Coins Signature Auction - Chicago!
Learn About Consigning With Us
Today, I stand gladdened and honored that your staff members worked as though the collection was their own to return to the world. Congratulations on a job well doneā€¦ strike that, add...for a job magnificently done.
J.M. receives more traffic than any other auction house website. To compare for yourself, visit:
2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York
2015 May 12 The Eugene H. Gardner Collection III US Coins Signature Auction - New York
REALIZED $13,787,486
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 9 - 14 CICF World Coins & Ancient Coins Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $6,504,538
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
2015 April 22 - 28 CSNS Currency Signature Auction - Chicago
REALIZED $10,605,722
You could win!
Take the Survey