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    1776 Pewter Continental Dollar, AU50
    Newman 1-C, 'CURENCY'
    Obverse Die Break, Green Label Holder

    1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURENCY, Pewter AU50 PCGS. Newman 1-C, Breen-1089, Hodder 1-A-3, W-8445, R.3. A heavy die break over G and I of FUGIO confirms the late die state of this About Uncirculated Continental dollar, paired with a reverse that shows no evidence of the design's original beaded rings that encircle the abbreviated names of America's 13 original colonies. The reverse motif was strengthened on the Newman 1-C die to include solid lines for each intertwined ring border. The 1-C CURENCY variety (just one "R") is the most-available of the popular CURRENCY misspellings. Each variety adds to the mystique of what is perhaps the most enigmatic of all Colonial issues.

    This is a particularly well-struck example, with smooth, silver-gray surfaces punctuated by only a few deep-gray spots and tiny nicks that often inhabit the issue's vulnerable pewter surfaces. Soft luster glows in select areas on both sides. Delicate legends and central elements are complete and sharp. Like some other Colonials, these distinctive pieces may have been struck abroad, possibly as late as 1783. Others believe they were struck on American soil either in New York or elsewhere -- the circumstances clouded by the fall of New York to the British on October 28, 1776. Either way, Continental dollars remain scarce-to-rare and among the most cherished of America's early numismatic heritage.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AYN, PCGS# 791)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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    April, 2020
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