Saturday, March 29, 2014

Collection - 1776 Continental Dollar Restrike


This is not a real Continental Dollar.  The genuine article would run at least $40 - $50,000 and more - much, much  more for high grade pieces. 

This collectible restrike is now sitting in my safe deposit box.  



This is really a restrike from 1962. It's not particularly pricey because several thousand were made: see
http://www.so-calleddollars.com/Events/Continental_Dollars.html 

But it is a restrike of a fake!  The dies used were made in the 1870's, not 1776. See Page 3 of
http://media.wix.com/ugd/e67427_323aa536568e4df7a3badd50f3366652.pdf

Fascinating degrees of reality, isn't it?  Yet people collect these fakes and pay good money for them.   This coin is not something that you'd find in a dealer's junk box - I paid $175.00 for it in 2014.

By the way, Jeff Shevlin is a collector, researcher and author who specializes in "So Called Dollars" (see link earlier).  I liked that this particular coin came from his collection.

See also Continental dollar struck in Europe?

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