1776 $1 CURRENCY, Pewter MS (PCGS# 794)


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1776 Continental Dollar. CURRENCY. Newman 2-C, W-8455. URS-10. Pewter. AU-58 (PCGS). CAC. Almost certainly produced after the pewter impressions of the CURENCY variety, the Newman 2-C CURRENCY Continental dollars are believed to have been struck in either Philadelphia or Lancaster after the Continental Congress fled to Pennsylvania upon the fall of New York City to British forces in September of 1776. There is not much separating this lovely survivor from a full Mint State grade, nothing in fact save for a trace of minor rub and scattered obverse handling marks. A semi to fully prooflike finish flashes into view at more direct angles, the outward appearance a warmer, even, pewter-gray color. The strike is well centered and bold, although we do note significant rotation&nbsp;of the reverse die. Considerable die rust (as made) is scattered about the reverse, indicating that Newman 2-C was struck after the Newman 1-C CURENCY variety (both share the same reverse), and also suggesting that the reverse die rusted during the flight from New York City to Pennsylvania, probably due to careless packaging and/or handling attributable to the chaos of the period. A very attractive piece that is sure&nbsp;to see spirited bidding at auction. Historically significant type! <br /> <strong><br /> Numismatic Reflections by Q. David Bowers <br /> </strong>Here is a coin for any and all seasons, a numismatic favorite for all generations. High quality examples are few and far between in comparison to the strong demand for them. This piece has great eye appeal and will be just right for anyone seeking a specimen. Bid as much as you can and take home this prize. <iframe width="560" height="349" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/lTdAXbYKhXE" frameborder="0"></iframe>
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