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1776 $1 EG FECIT, Pewter (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS66

PCGS MS65

PCGS MS65

PCGS #:
795
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS66 PCGS grade MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

1 MS66 estimated grade Virgil Brand - F.C.C. Boyd - John J. Ford - Stack's 10/2003:8 - Heritage 1/2012:3006, $546,250
3 MS65 PCGS grade

Liberty Collection - Heritage 8/2012:5006 (as PCGS MS65 13428106), $246,750

3 MS65 PCGS grade

Sweet Bloomfield Collection - Heritage 1/2015:4006, $258,500

3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 PCGS grade
3 MS65 estimated grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3040, $305,500

8 MS64 PCGS grade Charles Jay Collection - Stack's 10/1967:43 - Heritage 1/2012:3005, $126,500
8 MS64 PCGS grade

Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1493, $13,500

8 MS64 PCGS grade
MS66 PCGS grade #1 MS66 PCGS grade

High Desert Collection (PCGS Set Registry)

#1 MS66 estimated grade
Virgil Brand - F.C.C. Boyd - John J. Ford - Stack's 10/2003:8 - Heritage 1/2012:3006, $546,250
#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Liberty Collection - Heritage 8/2012:5006 (as PCGS MS65 13428106), $246,750

#3 MS65 PCGS grade

Sweet Bloomfield Collection - Heritage 1/2015:4006, $258,500

#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 PCGS grade
#3 MS65 estimated grade

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 11/2014:3040, $305,500

#8 MS64 PCGS grade
Charles Jay Collection - Stack's 10/1967:43 - Heritage 1/2012:3005, $126,500
#8 MS64 PCGS grade

Bowers & Ruddy 10/1980:1493, $13,500

#8 MS64 PCGS grade
P. Scott Rubin: The pewter 1776 Continental Dollar with the words EG FECIT on the obverse is known as Newman 3-D. This is one of the extremely unusual, but not unique, colonial issues that contain references to the maker of the die. The Latin word FECIT can be translated as “made it” and the EG is assumed to be the initials of the maker. Eric Newman identified Elisha Gallaudet as the EG on this die in the August, 1959 issue of The Numismatist.

The Newman D reverse die differs from the other reverse die (Newman A, B and C are all the same die in different states), most obviously by the placement of New Hampshire compared to Massachusetts near the 12 o’clock position. On Newman A, B, and C, Massachusetts comes before New Hampshire; on Newman D it comes after New Hampshire.

Approximately ten percent of the pewter 1776 “EG FECIT” survivors are known in Mint State, which translates to approximately twenty to twenty-five Mint State examples.