1776 Continental Currency

Discussion in 'What's it Worth' started by HookFynn, Dec 6, 2019.

  1. HookFynn

    HookFynn Member

    C48F273A-2275-47E2-B8CF-57FF5F1B83FD.jpeg AD5A2BA7-516C-4C51-8ADC-2EB463F0751F.jpeg a co-worker brought in a coin to show me. it belonged to a great grandfather and has been in the family for 50+ years that can be accounted for. anyone ever seen one of these. i don't have my scale here so i am unable to weigh it. thoughts?
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  3. furryfrog02

    furryfrog02 Well-Known Member

    The pitting and the possible seam between 3 and 6 make me think fake.
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  4. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    It is a cast replica, they have been selling these for years in historic site and museum souvenir shops.
  5. HookFynn

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  6. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Extremely easy to say its a cast replica. 10 million of these exist for maybe 50 real ones. one of the most faked coins in US history.

    Proof is edge seam clearly visible, so poor of casting that states names do not appear, general overall mushiness that is not related to corrosion or wear.

    You can find 50 similar posts on CT over the years. Very common question from people.
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  7. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    Another fake 1776 coin. This is probably the most faked coin in the history of the US coinage program. I know you're fairly new to all of this @HookFynn but I still had to laugh when I saw it. This coin has been faked for longer than it's been in his family.
  8. Aussie1958

    Aussie1958 New Member

    Here is another one from Down Under... this one came in a mixed coin action lot so I wasn't actively after this coin. From my research it is probably a fake. The IPM website suggests that this coin was made in a number of metals: brass, pewter, and silver with a diameter of 38mm and weighing around 15-19g. I assume that is for either the pewter or silver versions. My coin looks like it is made of brass, has a diameter of 38mm and weighs 24.0g. The numeral six appears to have been a struggle for the die maker.

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  9. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    While definitely a replica, it is at least not the usual pot metal souvenir type! Pretty neat replica, that doesn't really copy any genuine variety. Hopefully someone knows a little more about it.
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  10. manny9655

    manny9655 Well-Known Member

    I remember that not too long ago someone found one in a dealer's junk box (I think in England) that turned out to be the real McCoy.
  11. Aussie1958

    Aussie1958 New Member

    Hi Manny9655
    Yes that does happen occasionally. I will keep it in my “everything else” coin box. Don’t think it would be worthwhile or easy to get a professionally opinion
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