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    MORE ON THE ORIGINS OF THE CONTINENTAL DOLLAR

    10/15/2017

    MORE ON THE ORIGINS OF THE continental dollar http www coinbooks org v20 esylum_v20n42a23 html Readers continue to ferret out threads of information on the origin of the Continental Dollars First up is Tom Wetter Editor German Inscriptions in Book Illustration Before someone goes off track and chases a red herring be aware that the coin pictured in Allgemeines does not exist That fact is made in the text on page 180 quot Da


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    ONGOING THOUGHTS ON THE CONTINENTAL DOLLAR

    10/22/2017

    ONGOING THOUGHTS ON THE continental dollar http www coinbooks org v20 esylum_v20n43a12 html We 39 ve had a very interesting series of articles in the last few weeks relating to the origins of the Continental Dollar coinage There have been questions on whether the 1776 dated pieces were actually coined in that year whether they were ever a circulating coinage or whether they were authorized by or even known to the American Congress


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    The January 2013 Americana Sale

    22 201 3 10580 1933 So Called Dollar Pedley Ryan Dollar Obverse Double Punched Silver 38 mm HK 825 Rarity 5 MS 62 NGC A pleasing example of this scarce so called dollar issue Doubling is plainly evident on the obverse letters es pecially on CO Faint pin scratches and hairlines are noted on each side No more than 500 were struck according to Hibbler Kappen p 162 10581 1776 continental dollar Restrike Silver HK 852a Rarity 4 Bashlow Restrike MS 63 A smooth undam aged representative with semi reflective surfaces on both sides Several russet red toning spots are present on the ob verse while more extensive golden brown and pastel aqua marine patina resides on the reverse From the Ted L Craige Collection Paper envelope included 10582 1776 Continental Dollar Restrike Sil


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    The January 2013 Americana Sale

    22 201 3 10580 1933 So Called Dollar Pedley Ryan Dollar Obverse Double Punched Silver 38 mm HK 825 Rarity 5 MS 62 NGC A pleasing example of this scarce so called dollar issue Doubling is plainly evident on the obverse letters es pecially on CO Faint pin scratches and hairlines are noted on each side No more than 500 were struck according to Hibbler Kappen p 162 10581 1776 continental dollar Restrike Silver HK 852a Rarity 4 Bashlow Restrike MS 63 A smooth undam aged representative with semi reflective surfaces on both sides Several russet red toning spots are present on the ob verse while more extensive golden brown and pastel aqua marine patina resides on the reverse From the Ted L Craige Collection Paper envelope included 10582 1776 Continental Dollar Restrike Sil


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    ON THE ORIGINS OF THE CONTINENTAL DOLLAR

    10/01/2017

    ON THE ORIGINS OF THE continental dollar http www coinbooks org v20 esylum_v20n40a13 html In recent issues we 39 ve carried a thread on Continental Dollars between Bill Eckberg and Tony Terranova Here 39 s a replay Editor On 39 Continental Dollar 39 Origins Bill Eckberg of Florida writes Regarding the Gorny amp Mosch Fall Auctions 249 251 press release the statement that the 226 128 156 Continental Dollar 22


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    ROB RODRIGUEZ ON THE CONTINENTAL DOLLARS

    10/29/2017

    ROB RODRIGUEZ ON THE continental dollarS http www coinbooks org v20 esylum_v20n44a13 html Rob Rodriguez is a major collector and researcher of Continental Dollars having assembled the Resolute Americana Collection displayed at the recent American Numismatic Association show in Denver He offers these thoughts on our ongoing discussions about the origins od these pieces Thank you NOTE the term quot Continental Dollar quot is


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    READER THOUGHTS ON CONTINENTAL DOLLAR ORIGINS

    11/05/2017

    READER THOUGHTS ON continental dollar ORIGINS http www coinbooks org v20 esylum_v20n45a21 html David Fanning David Fanning writes The ongoing discussion of the Continental Currency 226 128 156 dollars 226 128 157 has been fascinating and Rob Rodriguez is to be congratulated for locating addition contemporary source material A couple people have been kind enough to cite my refutation of Catherine Eagleton 226 1


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    SARAH SOPHIA BANKS AND THE ‘CONTINENTAL DOLLAR' OF 1776

    06/14/2015

    SARAH SOPHIA BANKS AND THE 226 128 152 continental dollar OF 1776 http www coinbooks org esylum_v18n24a06 html George Kolbe writes Last week I received my 2014 volume of The Numismatic Chronicle published by the Royal Numismatic Society Included is a fascinating article entitled 226 128 156 Collecting America Sarah Sophia Banks and the 226 128 152 Continental Dollar 39 of 1776 226 128 157 written by Catherine Eag


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    NOTES ON THE ORIGINS OF THE CONTINENTAL DOLLAR

    10/08/2017

    NOTES ON THE ORIGINS OF THE continental dollar http www coinbooks org v20 esylum_v20n41a16 html Back to top In recent issues we 39 ve carried a thread on the origin of Continental Dollars Last week I asked about the earliest known references to the coins Editor Bill Nyberg writes In his book The Eagle That Is Forgotten Pierre Eugene Du Simitiere Founding Father of American Numismatics author Dr Joel Orosz quotes Du Si


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    A Cabinet of Centennial Medals

    /2012

    Medals Struck by Private Individuals I doubt if any coin in American history has been replicated any more than the legendary continental dollar of 1776 Just about every modern set of early American coin replicas includes the Continental Dollar Thousands of replicas were handed out as mementos of our Bicentennial celebration in 1976 and the Continental Dollar is a perennial favorite as a marketing piece for financial institutions everywhere However few if any of these reproductions can match the longevity and interesting history of


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    THE GRANBERG CONTINENTAL DOLLAR IN SILVER

    05/04/2014

    THE GRANBERG continental dollar IN SILVER http www coinbooks org esylum_v17n19a18 html Back to top The upcoming Heritage sale of Eric Newman colonial coins features many rarities Here s just one the finest known Continental dollar in silver Below is text abstracted from the lot description be sure to read the complete text online Editor Eric P Newman published The 1776 Continental Currency Coinage in 1952


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 1

    1776 continental dollarS Two of the four known silver 1776 Continental Dollars are of the CURENCY type John Ford owns both of them One the Garrett specimen will be found offered in the lots for sale below That coin has been described by an old time collector who has seen it as a coin that has a real colonial American feel The other two known silver Continental Dollars are of the distinctive EG FECIT type The on


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 1

    1776 continental dollarS Two of the four known silver 1776 Continental Dollars are of the CURENCY type John Ford owns both of them One the Garrett specimen will be found offered in the lots for sale below That coin has been described by an old time collector who has seen it as a coin that has a real colonial American feel The other two known silver Continental Dollars are of the distinctive EG FECIT type The on


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    A Cabinet of Centennial Medals

    /2012

    Medals Struck by Private Individuals I doubt if any coin in American history has been replicated any more than the legendary continental dollar of 1776 Just about every modern set of early American coin replicas includes the Continental Dollar Thousands of replicas were handed out as mementos of our Bicentennial celebration in 1976 and the Continental Dollar is a perennial favorite as a marketing piece for financial institutions everywhere However few if any of these reproductions can match the longevity and interesting history of


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 158

    8/1/2015

    August 2015 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 4285 A Few Notes on Catherine Eagleton s Numismatic Chron c e Article on the continental dollar by David F Fanning Gahanna OH The 2014 volume of the Numismatic Chronicie includes Catherine Eagleton s article Collecting America Sarah Sophia Banks and the Continental Dollar of 1776 This is a highly interesting article that brings to light a wonderful printed advertisement seeming to offer examples of the 1776 dated Continental dollar to a European public and further discusses the im


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 158

    8/1/2015

    August 2015 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 4285 A Few Notes on Catherine Eagleton s Numismatic Chron c e Article on the continental dollar by David F Fanning Gahanna OH The 2014 volume of the Numismatic Chronicie includes Catherine Eagleton s article Collecting America Sarah Sophia Banks and the Continental Dollar of 1776 This is a highly interesting article that brings to light a wonderful printed advertisement seeming to offer examples of the 1776 dated Continental dollar to a European public and further discusses the im


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 1

    Public Auction Sale FIRST SESSION TUESDAY EVENING OCTOBER 14 2003 6 30 P M SHARP LOTS 1 335 IMPORTANT NOTICE In accordance with the terms of sale each successful bidder also agrees to pay a buyer s charge of fifteen percent 15 of the winning bid recognized by the auctioneer THE JOHN J FORD Jr COLLECTION PARTI THE 1776 continental dollarS THE F C C BOYD JOHN J FORD JR COLLECTION Coinage For the Embattled United States Our Nation s First Dollars In all of United States numismatics there is no more historical coin than the 1776 Continental Dollar It was the first coin authorized by the young Continental Congress It was America s first real Dollar coin It was struck in 1776 just about a month after the Declaration of Indepe


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    The January 2013 Americana Sale

    Stack s Bowers Galleries The January 201 3 Americana Sale 10589 Lot of 4 1776 continental dollar Restrikes Included are bronze HK 853a Rarity 3 Bashlow Restrike white metal HK 854a Rarity 3 Bowers Restrike goldine HK 856a Rarity 3 Bashlow Restrike and aluminum HK Un listed obverse engraved 6TH BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE 64 Also included in this lot is Sommer Islands shilling Hen drik Hudson daaler restrike mule goldine HK unlisted All examples are Mint State Total 5 item


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    The March 2014 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    Famous and Desirable 1776 continental dollar Choice EF 45 PCGS 4003 1776 Continental Dollar Newman 1 C CURENCY Pewter EF 45 PCGS OGH Attractively original in bold even steel gray this nicely preserved piece retains plenty of sharp definition in all areas of the design A few minor abrasions in the upper right obverse field are noted solely for accuracy and they are easily forgiven given the otherwise smooth appearance on the bal


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    The Rarities Auction

    The Rarities Auction United States Coins and Americana Historic 1776 continental dollar CURENCY Variety Struck in Pewter Exceptional Choice AU Quality Lot 73 1776 Continental Dollar Newman l C W 8445 CURENCY Pewter AU 58 PCGS A handsome and thoroughly appealing example of this historic and ever popular early American coinage issue Rich pewter gray patina dominates both sides with the obverse also revealing a few swirls of warmer steel gray in isolated areas The definition


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    The Americana Sale: United States Coins, Medals and Paper Money

    lol oMM M E vhi v American oins Choice Fine 1776 continental dollar 6441 1776 Continental dollar Newman l C Rarity 3 CURENCY Pewter Choice Fine 15 282 2 graias 38 5 mm A coin that many collectors hope they live long enough to be offered a choice circulated example of the classic 1776 Continental dollar Dark pewter gray fields with light silver gray around design elements where lustre was last to fade Smooth and very pleasing many tiny contact marks on


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 158

    8/1/2015

    August 2015 THE COLONIAL NEWSLETTER Sequential page 4285 A Few Notes on Catherine Eagleton s Numismatic Chron c e Article on the continental dollar by David F Fanning Gahanna OH The 2014 volume of the Numismatic Chronicie includes Catherine Eagleton s article Collecting America Sarah Sophia Banks and the Continental Dollar of 1776 This is a highly interesting article that brings to light a wonderful printed advertisement seeming to offer examples of the 1776 dated Continental dollar to a European public and further discusses the im


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 1

    Public Auction Sale FIRST SESSION TUESDAY EVENING OCTOBER 14 2003 6 30 P M SHARP LOTS 1 335 IMPORTANT NOTICE In accordance with the terms of sale each successful bidder also agrees to pay a buyer s charge of fifteen percent 15 of the winning bid recognized by the auctioneer THE JOHN J FORD Jr COLLECTION PARTI THE 1776 continental dollarS THE F C C BOYD JOHN J FORD JR COLLECTION Coinage For the Embattled United States Our Nation s First Dollars In all of United States numismatics there is no more historical coin than the 1776 Continental Dollar It was the first coin authorized by the young Continental Congress It was America s first real Dollar coin It was struck in 1776 just about a month after the Declaration of Indepe


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    The January 2013 Americana Sale

    Stack s Bowers Galleries The January 201 3 Americana Sale 10589 Lot of 4 1776 continental dollar Restrikes Included are bronze HK 853a Rarity 3 Bashlow Restrike white metal HK 854a Rarity 3 Bowers Restrike goldine HK 856a Rarity 3 Bashlow Restrike and aluminum HK Un listed obverse engraved 6TH BOY SCOUT JAMBOREE 64 Also included in this lot is Sommer Islands shilling Hen drik Hudson daaler restrike mule goldine HK unlisted All examples are Mint State Total 5 item


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    The March 2014 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    Famous and Desirable 1776 continental dollar Choice EF 45 PCGS 4003 1776 Continental Dollar Newman 1 C CURENCY Pewter EF 45 PCGS OGH Attractively original in bold even steel gray this nicely preserved piece retains plenty of sharp definition in all areas of the design A few minor abrasions in the upper right obverse field are noted solely for accuracy and they are easily forgiven given the otherwise smooth appearance on the bal


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    The Rarities Auction

    The Rarities Auction United States Coins and Americana Historic 1776 continental dollar CURENCY Variety Struck in Pewter Exceptional Choice AU Quality Lot 73 1776 Continental Dollar Newman l C W 8445 CURENCY Pewter AU 58 PCGS A handsome and thoroughly appealing example of this historic and ever popular early American coinage issue Rich pewter gray patina dominates both sides with the obverse also revealing a few swirls of warmer steel gray in isolated areas The definition


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    The Americana Sale: United States Coins, Medals and Paper Money

    lol oMM M E vhi v American oins Choice Fine 1776 continental dollar 6441 1776 Continental dollar Newman l C Rarity 3 CURENCY Pewter Choice Fine 15 282 2 graias 38 5 mm A coin that many collectors hope they live long enough to be offered a choice circulated example of the classic 1776 Continental dollar Dark pewter gray fields with light silver gray around design elements where lustre was last to fade Smooth and very pleasing many tiny contact marks on


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 74

    9/1/1986

    bills of credit were intended as a circulating paper currency and payable to the bearer these debt certificates were issued to specified individuals were not intended for general circulation were usually interest bearing were not legal tender but generally were receivable for taxes Following the Declaration of Independence another element of confusion was added to the monetary system The continental dollar became the money of account for the Federal government and was made equivalent to the Spanish milled dollar Since the Spanish standard did not have a uniform value among the states moneys of account neither could the Continental dollar 2 Because the Continental Congress had a permanent base in Philadelphia the finances of the Revolution were typically expressed in Pennsylvania funds where


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 74

    9/1/1986

    bills of credit were intended as a circulating paper currency and payable to the bearer these debt certificates were issued to specified individuals were not intended for general circulation were usually interest bearing were not legal tender but generally were receivable for taxes Following the Declaration of Independence another element of confusion was added to the monetary system The continental dollar became the money of account for the Federal government and was made equivalent to the Spanish milled dollar Since the Spanish standard did not have a uniform value among the states moneys of account neither could the Continental dollar 2 Because the Continental Congress had a permanent base in Philadelphia the finances of the Revolution were typically expressed in Pennsylvania funds where


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    NOTES FROM E-SYLUM READERS: SEPTEMBER 17, 2017

    09/17/2017

    NOTES FROM E SYLUM READERS SEPTEMBER 17 2017 http www coinbooks org v20 esylum_v20n38a16 html On 39 continental dollar 39 Origins Bill Eckberg of Florida writes Regarding the Gorny amp Mosch Fall Auctions 249 251 press release the statement that the Continental Dollar 226 128 166 was produced in the United States of America in 1776 is pure unsubstantiated hype and speculation ZERO evidence has ever published that these pieces were produced in the US that they have any relationship to the Contin


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    Golden Jubilee Sale: Fifty years of continuous numismatic service offering the collection of United States gold and silver coins of the composer Jerome David Kern; together with the collections of Percy A. Smith and W.C. Worthen

    COMPLETE COLLECTION of UNITED STATES SILVER DOLLARS A Specimen of Each and Every Date and of Each and Every Branch Mint Issued Including Such Great Rarities as the 1804 and 1870 S Mint The VERY FIRST DESIGN for the U S SILVER DOLLARS The FUGIO or continental dollarS Lot No 767 1776 Continental Dollar made after a design by Benjamin Franklin Obverse a sun dial with inscription below MIND YOUR BUSINESS This design is encircled by a double line within which at left is the word FUGIO Legend CONTINENTAL CURRENCY 1776 Reverse a chain of thirteen links on each of which is described the name of one of the original States Within this chain is a circle in


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    United States Gold and Foregin Gold, Silver & Copper Coins from the Collections of Samuel M. Rapoport, Ben F. Field, and Miss Rubby Diamond; and Rare Gold, Silver and Copper coins and Orders and Decorations from the Collection of His Majesty, Farouk I., King of Egypt

    U S COMMEMORATIVE and OTHER SILVER DOLLARS The Historic and Rare continental dollar Lot No 519 1776 Continental Dollar Said to have been designed by Ben jamin Franklin Sun dial MIND YOUR BUSINESS Legend CONTINENTAL CURRENCY Variety with one R in CUR RENCY Reverse chain of thirteen links each bearing the name of one of the original thirteen States Within chain AMERICAN CONGRESS WE ARE ONE Edge ornamented with twin olive leaves Struck in pewter Extremely fine


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    Golden Jubilee Sale: Fifty years of continuous numismatic service offering the collection of United States gold and silver coins of the composer Jerome David Kern; together with the collections of Percy A. Smith and W.C. Worthen

    COMPLETE COLLECTION of UNITED STATES SILVER DOLLARS A Specimen of Each and Every Date and of Each and Every Branch Mint Issued Including Such Great Rarities as the 1804 and 1870 S Mint The VERY FIRST DESIGN for the U S SILVER DOLLARS The FUGIO or continental dollarS Lot No 767 1776 Continental Dollar made after a design by Benjamin Franklin Obverse a sun dial with inscription below MIND YOUR BUSINESS This design is encircled by a double line within which at left is the word FUGIO Legend CONTINENTAL CURRENCY 1776 Reverse a chain of thirteen links on each of which is described the name of one of the original States Within this chain is a circle in


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    United States Gold and Foregin Gold, Silver & Copper Coins from the Collections of Samuel M. Rapoport, Ben F. Field, and Miss Rubby Diamond; and Rare Gold, Silver and Copper coins and Orders and Decorations from the Collection of His Majesty, Farouk I., King of Egypt

    U S COMMEMORATIVE and OTHER SILVER DOLLARS The Historic and Rare continental dollar Lot No 519 1776 Continental Dollar Said to have been designed by Ben jamin Franklin Sun dial MIND YOUR BUSINESS Legend CONTINENTAL CURRENCY Variety with one R in CUR RENCY Reverse chain of thirteen links each bearing the name of one of the original thirteen States Within chain AMERICAN CONGRESS WE ARE ONE Edge ornamented with twin olive leaves Struck in pewter Extremely fine


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 7

    1 776 SILVER continental dollar 1776 SILVER CONTINENTAL DOLLAR Our Nation s First Silver Dollar One of Only Two Known CURENCY Obverses Lot No 159 Enlarged 159 1776 Silver Continental Dollar CURENCY obverse Newman 1 C Very Fine 373 3 gns From our sale of June 16 1987 lot 24 the Estate of Corrado Romano where it was ably catalogued by the late Carl Carlson Mr Ford once owned three of the four Continental Dollar


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    The Charles Jay Collection of United States Coins

    U S COLONIAL COINS THE continental dollar THE VERY RARE BRASS CONTINENTAL DOLLAR 39 1776 Continental Dollar BRASS CURENCY Newman 1 B The first variety of the Continental Dollar Reverse A had the links com posed entirely of dots and a comma under the diminutive N of AMERICAN After a few trial pieces were struck in Brass it was decided that the links would look better as lines and the die was so altered producing this variet


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    The Rarities Auction

    The Rarities Auction United States and Related Coins Historic 1776 continental dollar Rarity Rare Choice Mint State Quality Lot 2 1776 Continental Dollar Newman l C W 8445 CURENCY Pewter MS 64 PCGS Secure Holder This is an outstanding example of the fabled Continental dollar of 1776 Dusted with light sandy gold patina both sides are predominantly silver gray and vibrantly lustrous Generally satiny in texture semi prooflike reflectivity can be seen in the fields under


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    The November 2015 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    Stack s Bowers Galleries The November 2015 Baltimore Auction Rare and Enigmatic 1783 Felicitas Britannia et America Medal Reverse and Edge Imitating the 1776 continental dollar 23089 1783 Felicitas Britannia et America medal Betts 614 White metal 38 5 mm Choice Extremely Fine 341 9 grains Decorated edge One of the stars of this collection an extremely rare medal struck to commemorate the end of the American Revolution The reverse of this medal an exacting copy of the reverse of the 1776 Continental dollar suggests that this medal was struck for an American au


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    The Rarities Auction

    The Rarities Auction United States Coins and Americana Gem 1776 continental dollar NGC MS 65 Finest Certified for the Newman 2 C CURRENCY Variety Lot 8 1776 Continental Dollar Newman 2 C CURRENCY Pewter MS 65 NGC Offered is an outstanding and exceedingly rare Gem Mint State example of the historic 1776 Continental dollar Predominantly satiny in texture the surfaces also reveal modest semi reflective tendencies under a light The strike is expertly centered with all de


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    The Winter 2014 Baltimore Auction, U.S. Coins

    ho refer to it as the Whipple or Bland Allison Trade Dollar and classify it as a private issue of the 1896 campaign year alongside the Tiffany and Gorham Bryan Dollars Either way its Morgan dollar motif is apt to bring strong bids from Morgan dollar specialists and so called dollar aficionados alike Bowers and Merena Galleries company tag with attribution notation included 3134 1776 1876 continental dollar Dickeson Restrike Copper 38 mm 3 5 mm thick 32 08 grams HK 853 Rarity 7 Proof 66 BN ICG Obverse and reversed closely styled after the Continental dollars of 1776 the reason for the restrike classification Deep chocolate brown with a wealth of rich blue and rose iridescence that springs to life in a bright light source Professor Montroville Wilson Dickeson 1813 1882 was a numisma


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    Kagin's G.E.N.A. New York City Public Auction Sale

    FINEST KNOWN SUPERB PROOFLIKE continental dollar 1772 1776 CONTINENTAL DOLLAR CURRENCY with one R American Congress We Are One 13 links with names of each colony on a link STRUCK IN PEWTER this is THE FIRST SILVER DOLLAR SIZE COIN PRO POSED FOR THE UNITED STATES SUPERB GEM PROOFLIKE 65 with slight patina absolutely astonishing surfaces without the usual major abrasions characteristic of these large size and soft pewter coins We


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    Golden Jubilee Sale: Fifty years of continuous numismatic service offering the collection of United States gold and silver coins of the composer Jerome David Kern; together with the collections of Percy A. Smith and W.C. Worthen

    COMPLETE COLLECTION of UNITED STATES SILVER DOLLARS A Specimen of Each and Every Date and of Each and Every Branch Mint Issued Including Such Great Rarities as the 1804 and 1870 S Mint The VERY FIRST DESIGN for the U S SILVER DOLLARS The FUGIO or continental dollarS Lot No 767 1776 Continental Dollar made after a design by Benjamin Franklin Obverse a sun dial with inscription below MIND YOUR BUSINESS This design is encircled by a double line within which at left is the word FUGIO Legend CONTINENTAL CURRENCY 1776 Reverse a chain of thirteen links on each of which is described the name of one of the original States Within this chain is a circle in


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    United States Gold and Foregin Gold, Silver & Copper Coins from the Collections of Samuel M. Rapoport, Ben F. Field, and Miss Rubby Diamond; and Rare Gold, Silver and Copper coins and Orders and Decorations from the Collection of His Majesty, Farouk I., King of Egypt

    U S COMMEMORATIVE and OTHER SILVER DOLLARS The Historic and Rare continental dollar Lot No 519 1776 Continental Dollar Said to have been designed by Ben jamin Franklin Sun dial MIND YOUR BUSINESS Legend CONTINENTAL CURRENCY Variety with one R in CUR RENCY Reverse chain of thirteen links each bearing the name of one of the original thirteen States Within chain AMERICAN CONGRESS WE ARE ONE Edge ornamented with twin olive leaves Struck in pewter Extremely fine


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    The Colonial Newsletter, no. 74

    9/1/1986

    bills of credit were intended as a circulating paper currency and payable to the bearer these debt certificates were issued to specified individuals were not intended for general circulation were usually interest bearing were not legal tender but generally were receivable for taxes Following the Declaration of Independence another element of confusion was added to the monetary system The continental dollar became the money of account for the Federal government and was made equivalent to the Spanish milled dollar Since the Spanish standard did not have a uniform value among the states moneys of account neither could the Continental dollar 2 Because the Continental Congress had a permanent base in Philadelphia the finances of the Revolution were typically expressed in Pennsylvania funds where


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    John J. Ford, Jr. Collection of Coins, Medals and Currency, Part 7

    1 776 SILVER continental dollar 1776 SILVER CONTINENTAL DOLLAR Our Nation s First Silver Dollar One of Only Two Known CURENCY Obverses Lot No 159 Enlarged 159 1776 Silver Continental Dollar CURENCY obverse Newman 1 C Very Fine 373 3 gns From our sale of June 16 1987 lot 24 the Estate of Corrado Romano where it was ably catalogued by the late Carl Carlson Mr Ford once owned three of the four Continental Dollar


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    The Charles Jay Collection of United States Coins

    U S COLONIAL COINS THE continental dollar THE VERY RARE BRASS CONTINENTAL DOLLAR 39 1776 Continental Dollar BRASS CURENCY Newman 1 B The first variety of the Continental Dollar Reverse A had the links com posed entirely of dots and a comma under the diminutive N of AMERICAN After a few trial pieces were struck in Brass it was decided that the links would look better as lines and the die was so altered producing this variet


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    The Rarities Auction

    The Rarities Auction United States and Related Coins Historic 1776 continental dollar Rarity Rare Choice Mint State Quality Lot 2 1776 Continental Dollar Newman l C W 8445 CURENCY Pewter MS 64 PCGS Secure Holder This is an outstanding example of the fabled Continental dollar of 1776 Dusted with light sandy gold patina both sides are predominantly silver gray and vibrantly lustrous Generally satiny in texture semi prooflike reflectivity can be seen in the fields under


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