1776 $1 Ornament after Date (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS #:
798
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU53 estimated grade

B. Max Mehl, sold privately on 1/11/1937 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:2458, $50,600 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) for $51,600 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5845, $329,000

2 XF45 PCGS grade

Christie’s 11/1990:241 - Collection of a Patriotic American - Heritage 7/2009:1006, $276,000

3 VF30 estimated grade

Waldo Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - Burdette Johnson - Mary C. Cruzan Estate - Spink America 6/1997:19 - Anthony Terranova - Joseph Lasser Collection - Colonial Williamsburg Collection

#1 AU53 estimated grade

B. Max Mehl, sold privately on 1/11/1937 - Norweb Collection - Bowers & Merena 3/1988:2458, $50,600 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) for $51,600 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5845, $329,000

#2 XF45 PCGS grade

Christie’s 11/1990:241 - Collection of a Patriotic American - Heritage 7/2009:1006, $276,000

#3 VF30 estimated grade

Waldo Newcomer Collection - Col. E.H.R. Green Collection - Burdette Johnson - Mary C. Cruzan Estate - Spink America 6/1997:19 - Anthony Terranova - Joseph Lasser Collection - Colonial Williamsburg Collection

P. Scott Rubin: The 1776 Continental Dollar struck in Pewter with an ornament after the date is an extremely rare coin. Eric Newman designated this variety N 5-D. The ornament after the date has been called a Floriated Cross. The real reason for this ornament is to cover a spelling error on this obverse die. It is the same die that was used to strike coins known as N 4-D. The original spelling of Currency on this die was Currencey, so to correct the spelling the die was reworked and a letter Y was punched over the second E in Currencey and the ornament was engraved over the original Y.

Currently there are only three known specimens of the 1776 Pewter Continental Dollar with an ornament after the date. One of the three known specimens is in the collection of Colonial Williamsburg a gift from collector Joseph Lasser. The finest currently known is graded AU-58 by NGC.