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1776 EG FECIT Pewter Continental Dollar PCGS MS64

Only 14 coins graded in Mint State 64 condition

$249,000.00
In stock
Product Code
J7167
More Information
Denomination Dollars
Series Colonial
Year 1776
Grade Mint State
Mint State Score MS 64
Designation Absolute Rarity, Condition Rarity
Certification PCGS

1776 EG FECIT Pewter Continental Dollar PCGS MS64 - Coins

Description

When America was still being formed, the Founding Fathers met several times for what was called the Continental Congress. It was during these meetings that the laws of our nation were written and ratified as the great Constitution of the United States of America. It is believed that the Continental Congress intended for $1 pewter coins, such as this example here, to be used as national coinage. Now known as Continental Dollars, these coins were designed by Benjamin Franklin and are some of the few dated to the origin of our country. This “EG FECIT” variety comes from the motto added to the obverse to indicated that this coin was engraved by Elisha Gallaudet. Only 14 examples of 1776 “EG FECIT” Pewter Continental Dollars have been graded in Mint State 64 condition with just 11 graded higher. Only 379 examples of Continental Dollars have been graded in total by PCGS and NGC, with this variety making up only 72 of those coins. With such a low survival rate and MS64 population, this national treasure is undoubtedly an Absolute and Condition Rarity.