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    1776 Continental Dollar, MS64
    Newman 2-C CURRENCY Variety
    Double Struck

    1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURRENCY, Pewter -- Double Struck -- MS64 NGC. Newman 2-C, W-8455, R.3. Struck from the corrected obverse die with CURRENCY properly spelled. This is one of the three usually encountered varieties that collectors frequently chose for type collections. The others are the misspelled CURENCY variety and the signed EG FECIT variety. This example has 330 degree die alignment as found on the Newman coin that we sold last November. There is no substantive study of die alignments known to us, although such a survey may prove numismatically valuable.

    There is also no detailed Condition Census of Continental dollars known to us, although the present example would rank high if such a roster existed. We have handled one MS65 and a half-dozen MS64 examples of this variety in our past auctions.

    This piece has the distinction of a double strike, as noted on the NGC label. Close examination reveals evidence of the double strike within the reverse label containing WE ARE ONE. Once that doubling is located at a 45 degree angle to the final strike, additional evidence of doubling may be viewed.

    This Choice Mint State dollar has lovely light pewter-gray surfaces with minuscule, grade-consistent marks. The fields are slightly reflective. Delicate light blue toning appears on the obverse, and bluish-tan is noted on the reverse of this lovely pewter piece. Listed on page 85 of the 2015 Guide Book.
    From The Music City Collection. (NGC ID# 2AYT, PCGS# 794)


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

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2015
    22nd-26th Wednesday-Sunday
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