1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURENCY, Pewter MS62 PCGS....
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Rare Early Die State, Struck in Pewter
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)
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