1794 dollar - BBC article
0

14 posts in this topic

3,636 posts

I read on the PCGS forum that this coin is on a world wide tour. Maybe as a result of it, foreigners will come to know it as well as the 1804 dollar and a few other US coins. Today, it's my belief that most foreign collectors (never mind the public) have never heard of hardly any of the US coins which collectors here consider very prominent. This includes those which I hold in the highest regard such as the 1822 half eagle and 1849 proof double eagle.

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11,793 posts

We have a Constantine ruble in the NNC -- and almost no one looked at it over the years it was on display.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
397 posts

Nicely written. I would expect no less from the BBC.

 

"... Two moulds were brought together against a round metal planchet..." is an interesting choice of words. Is that what they call dies across the pond?

 

The more I've learned about this coin the more plausible it seems that this just might be the first US dollar minted. Fabulous history. Smart to show it off.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11,793 posts

Not a British term for "die." "Mold" or "mould" often appears in general market articles because it is easily understood whereas "die" would require explanation.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,487 posts

I remember when I bought that coin in 1947. I think I paid about 1,250 for it.

I guess I should have hung onto it a little longer.......

 

Paul

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1,889 posts

The British use "dyes" to make coins, as I recall the spelling. hm

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11,793 posts

Just keep your tyres off the verges when driving the motorway toward the high street car park.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2,367 posts
Just keep your tyres off the verges when driving the motorway toward the high street car park.

 

Not to worry. I have a spare in the boot.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
163 posts
This is a link to the BBC article.

1794 Dollar

Some additional information on the 1794 dollar has been discovered. There was a ceremony

at the Mint in honor of the first dollar coinage but the President was not in attendance. The

Secretary of State was, however, and sent the President a specimen by messenger on the

following day. In his cover letter the Secretary spoke well of the design.

 

One has to wonder if the very first good strike was in fact sent to the President as a mark of

courtesy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11,793 posts

Could have been. Something similar happened with other designs in later years.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
0