NGC-certified 1776 Continental Dollar a Highlight of Heritage Sale in Dallas
Posted on 10/8/2019
A 1776 Continental Dollar graded NGC MS 65 is among the coins certified by Numismatic Guaranty Corporation® (NGC®) that are expected to draw high bids at an October 2019 sale presented in Dallas by Heritage Auctions, the collectibles auction powerhouse.
Two weeks before the sale, bidding on the 235-year-old coin has already surpassed $100,000.
Continental Dollars bear the date 1776, the year in which the Continental Congress declared independence for the 13 Colonies. The names of the colonies appear on a series of rings on the reverse, surrounding "AMERICAN CONGRESS" and "WE ARE ONE" at the center.
|Continental Dollars are dated 1776. The names of the colonies appear on a series of rings on the reverse, surrounding "AMERICAN CONGRESS" and "WE ARE ONE" at the center.
Click images to enlarge.
Although numismatic researchers agree these rare coins were minted in the late 18th century, who minted them, where and why are questions still being debated. No official records ordering them are known to exist.
This particular specimen is made of pewter and is attributed as the Newman 3-D variety. Its obverse has the “CURRENCY” spelling and the legend "EG FECIT" (meaning "E.G. made it") below the sundial.
Other particularly notable NGC-certified coins offered in the Dallas Heritage auction include:
- A 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse Cent graded NGC MS 63 BN.
- A 1915-S Panama-Pacific Octagonal $50 commemorative graded NGC MS 63.
- A 1915-S Panama-Pacific Round $50 commemorative graded NGC MS 64.
- An 1885 Morgan Dollar graded NGC PF 68 Cameo.
- An 1810 Large Date Half Eagle graded NGC MS 65.
- An 1889-CC Morgan Dollar graded NGC MS 62.
- A 1796 Half Cent graded NGC VF Details.
For more information and to bid, visit the Heritage Auctions website, HA.com.