The "EXPERTS" on cointalk can say what they want ...which if you read..... WHAT THEY SAID TO ME.. you'll see HOW uncalled for and rude they are. If you are thinking about purchasing one of the RARE CONTINENTAL CURRENCY COINS of 1776 I strongly advise you to do some research. These coins are said to have been the first dollar of the United States....however other than one brief article ( unverified) referring to a COPPER coin in a local 1776 newspaper there is no mention of them being used anywhere by anyone. THAT ALONE IS A GOOD REASON FOR DOUBT ...... !! Add the fact that the first US mint wasn't even built in 1776 and wasnt actually in operation for at least another 20 years There are so many other reasons ......WHY TAKE THE RISK ??? READ THE HISTORY BOOKS and YOU WILL SEE FOR YOURSELF .....!! IF YOU OWN ONE OF THESE COINS ...DONT BE FOOLED ...and DONT SELL IT FOR ANY REASON. UNLESS IT IS A STRUCK PEWTER COIN AND SOMEONE IS WILLING TO PAY YOU $100,000 FOR IT SOMEHOW I DOUBT THAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN AGAIN ANYTIME SOON. LOL !!.