1776 $1 CURENCY, Pewter MS (PCGS# 791)
The August 2013 Chicago ANA World's Fair of Money
Lot Number: 4012
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1776 Continental Dollar. Newman 1-C, W-8445. CURENCY, Pewter. VF-35 (PCGS). Attractive deep charcoal-gray surfaces display tinges of deeper even gray. The strike is sharp throughout, as the fine die cutting evidence is clear, as are the minor blunders on the hand engraved lettering of the states within the interlocking chain links of the reverse. Free of tin pesting which is common to these early coins. The surfaces are attractive as there are no deep marks or heavy scratches. Die chips attach the tops of IG of FUGIO to the border above. All in all, a solid example of this coveted large colonial issue with the important date of 1776.