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    1776 Newman 2-C Continental Dollar
    Proper CURRENCY Spelling, MS63

    1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURRENCY, Pewter, Newman 2-C, Breen-1092, Hodder 2-A.3, W-8455, R.3. MS63 NGC. Die alignment: 45 degrees. 253.6 grains. 81% tin, 16% lead, 2% antimony. Ex: Craige. This Select Mint State Continental dollar exhibits reflective fields and lustrous light gray surfaces with impressive eye appeal. Delicate champagne toning appears at the upper left reverse. The strike is bold including strong facial details of the meridian sun. Although Newman 1-C and 2-C carry the same R.3 rarity rating, Newman 2-C is seen less frequently. NGC has certified 43 examples of 1-C with an average grade of 58, and 29 examples of 2-C that average 56.

    New Obverse Die
    While the basic design remains unchanged, this new obverse die has CURRENCY spelled correctly. The sundial is laid out as before with a time-slowing gap between the 6 o'clock and 7 o'clock hours. As on the previous die, the Roman numerals for 9 through 12 are inverted. While crude, all of the lettering is better formed, with only slight recutting. Several of the sun's rays begin in the field. The reverse is Newman's Reverse C, in a similar die state to that found with obverse 1, with none of the die rust that eventually forms in the Pennsylvania ring.

    Emission Order
    The possibility of an interrupted die marriage certainly exists, as Michael Hodder suggested in his Anthology article:

    "The die is known in perfect condition, with faint traces of rust, noticeable traces, and heavy rust. Combination 1-A.3 [Newman 1-C] does not show this rusting, and it is clear that 2-A.3 followed the former in time. However, as A.3 is also known in a perfect state (although this state is rarer than the rusted state), it is possible that some 2-A.3 may have been struck before obverse 1 was finally retired."

    Census Notes
    NGC has certified 29 submissions of Newman 2-C (11/14). Among those, they have graded 20 examples as Mint State, including the Donald Groves Partrick piece and four others at the MS63 grade level, eight in MS64, and one certified as MS65. PCGS has certified 15 Mint State pieces, including six in MS63 and four in MS64. Those totals include both resubmissions and crossovers from one service to the other.
    Ex: Ted L. Craige (5/18/1971); Donald Groves Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2AYT, PCGS# 794)

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