1776 Continental Currency dollar modern cast replica: Readers Ask

Surfaces and devices rough in appearance
By , Coin World
Published : 05/28/16
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At the edge is evidence of a seam, where metal would have escaped between the two halves of the mold used to form the piece; it was then polished down to remove any sharp pieces.

Genuine 1776 Continental Currency dollars were struck with slightly different design variants in pewter, brass and silver.

Among those variants is the issue in silver with CURRENCY misspelled as CURENCY, from the die marriage attributed as Newman 1-C by Eric P. Newman in 1776 Continental Currency Coinage & Varieties of the Fugio Cent. Only two examples of this variant are known in silver. Other examples of the CURENCY variant are known in brass and pewter composition. All are attributed as 1-C regardless of composition.

The finest of the two known silver pieces, graded Extremely Fine 40 by Numismatic Guaranty Corp., was sold for $1,527,500 in Heritage Auctions’ Jan. 7 to 12 sale held in conjunction with the Florida United Numismatists Convention. The coin was sold as part of the collection of Donald Groves Partrick.

The second known example, graded NGC Very Fine 35, is currently part of Partrick’s numismatic holdings and slated to be offered in a future public auction.  

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