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The Other Continental Dollar: Dickeson's Continental Currency Commemoratives


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Numismatic common knowledge historically has attributed Dickeson's Continental Currency so-called dollar to the 1876 U.S. Centennial Exposition. Research facilitated by the Newman Numismatic Portal allowed William Hyder and Jeff Shevlin to place its creation in the period between 1861 and 1862 as one of four medals likely engraved and struck by Robert Lovett, Jr. for Dickeson in support of the Union financing for the Civil War. They trace the probable and known history of the dies in support of their conclusions. Presenting: Bill Hyder, numismatist for over 50 years. This presentation was part of the 2020 Newman Numismatic Portal Symposium, held virtually, August 28-30, 2020.
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