1776 EG FECIT Pewter Continental Dollar PCGS MS64
Only 14 coins graded in Mint State 64 condition
|Mint State Score||MS 64|
|Designation||Absolute Rarity, Condition Rarity|
1776 EG FECIT Pewter Continental Dollar PCGS MS64 - Coins
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.