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.
     
    Last edited: Dec 6, 2019
  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.
     
  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.
     
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