Discussion in 'US Coins Forum' started by ctcoinfound, Nov 30, 2010.
Hi, I found a coin that says "continental curency 1776".How can I determine if this is authentic?
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It would be a big help if you could post a pic! you can try photobucket.com it,s free and
The images are great
I thought the Becker copies were valued a little higher than your estimate...do you have any estimates on how many Becker copies were made and what methods were used?
I was thinking they were valued closer to some of the more common Bolen copies?
Some of the more common Bolen colonial pieces still attract attention as they were made in the 1860s and well executed from original dies. The dies were then sold and other pieces were struck after the fact, but mostly on incorrect metals such as brass and white metal. Even the more common Bolen colonial pieces can fetch hundreds of dollars and in Uncirculated condition can be in the $1-2k range in copper and much more in silver (though silver pieces are incredibly rare).
He is the same. We just posted basically the same link<bg>! You are correct that he chose that name after the early maker Karl Becker (or atleast that is what I believe to be true). Without seeing the piece in person I cannot be 100% sure, but I do know the Continental Dollar made by Peter Rosa with Becker on the edge is fairly common in the colonial marketplace compared to other older cast reproductions (not to be confused with the hundreds of recent casting of the Continental Dollar that show up all the time).
Start your own thread and you will have better luck getting an expert opinion and welcome to CT........:thumb:
Sorry but its a cast fake. Easy to tell cause of the surfaces.
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