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1776 $1 Continental CURENCY, Pewter Coin  
 

 
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 Posted 12/05/2017  12:11 pm Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add pkzac to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hello Guys
This coin was passed down to me by my Grandmother and I was hoping you guys could shed some light on it.
From what I have gathered its a 1776 $1 Continental CURENCY, Pewter Coin with the mis spelled Currency with one "r" Curency. It seems to be the N-1-C version.
It also has a "R" initial preceding the 1776 on the Coin.
Just wondering if its the real deal and any advice moving forward. Thanks :]





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 Posted 12/05/2017  12:26 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 12/05/2017  12:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pkzac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thank you! :]
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 Posted 12/05/2017  1:21 pm  Show Profile   Check Crazyb0's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add Crazyb0 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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No expert on early colonials, but this just doesn't look right. Looks like a cast copy that's been made to look old. Is it magnetic by chance? If it is, then its a copy. From what I though these were copper, may be wrong. Details don't look right. Hope it is real, be quite valuable.
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Its not magnetic...just tested it..Ive had it for 40 yrs. hope its not fake...well Thanks for your reply...I appreciate it :]
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Notice the casting seam on the edge that has had some sanding to make it less evident.

It's fake.
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 Posted 12/05/2017  1:45 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add pkzac to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Ouch....ok well Thanks I appreciate it....I have more coins to go through so ...time to move on from this one :{
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 Posted 12/05/2017  2:24 pm  Show Profile   Check BigSilver's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add BigSilver to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Seems to be cast.
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 Posted 12/05/2017  8:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
And I would assume the stamped "R" is short for "Replica". It would predate the 1973 Hobby Protection Act, which made such ambiguous markings illegal (replicas now need to be stamped "COPY").
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 Posted 12/06/2017  4:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Coinfrog to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Looks fake to me as well.



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 Posted 12/06/2017  4:15 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add bobby131313 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've got 3 or 4 of these fakes around here somewhere.
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