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    1776 Continental Dollar, Choice AU
    EG FECIT, Pewter, Newman 3-D

    1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURRENCY, Pewter, EG FECIT, AU55 NGC. Newman 3-D, W-8460, R.4. EG FECIT is present on only one die variety of the Continental Dollar, Newman 3-D. Elisha Gallaudet (circa-1728 to 1779) was for many years regarded as the name behind the mysterious inscription, since he was the engraver for the sixth-dollar Continental currency notes of Feb. 17, 1776. But little is confirmed about any Continental dollar variety, except that the design first appears in print (although with German legends) in a 1783 almanac. This lightly circulated steel-gray example is struck from rotated dies, and exhibits the usually seen circular crack spanning the centers of most of the reverse rings. We note lumps on the obverse rims at 4:30 and 6 o'clock, and a spot on the I in CONTINENTAL. No abrasions are remotely consequential. Census: 1 in 55, 9 finer (5/19). Listed on page 87 of the 2020 Guide Book.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AYU, PCGS# 795)

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

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    Auction Dates
    July, 2019
    11th-14th Thursday-Sunday
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