1776 Continental Dollar

Loosely united even in the midst of the Revolutionary War, the new states had no unity whatever in coinage and currency. Each began printing its own paper currency valued both in British-style pounds, shillings and pence and in the universally familiar Spanish Milled dollar. Sometime in July 1776, most probably in New York City, a […]
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1792 Half Disme – Ex. Jimmy Hayes Collection

Ex. Jimmy Hayes Collection, Stacks, October 1985, Lot 3. We’ll let Stack’s catalog description speak for itself: “1792 Half Disme. From Paramount’s section of Auction ’80 where it was described as follows: ‘Superb Gem Uncirculated 67. An incredible, fully struck specimen with medium violet, blue, gray and gold toning. The surfaces are flawless and every hair on […]
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1794 Flowing Hair Half Dollar – Ex. Hayes

Ex Jimmy Hayes Collection, Stacks, October 1985, Lot 50. Described by Stack’s as follows: “Choice Brilliant Uncirculated, full mint lustre, some faint planchet adjustment marks on the eagle and a tiny rim planchet defect below the first star. Exquisite gray and iridescent toning. A superb specimen and if not the finest known certainly equal to it. […]
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1794 Flowing Hair Dollar – Ex. Lelan Rogers Collection

The Colonel Green – F.C.C. Boyd Specimen Ex. Lelan Rogers. Sold by Stacks in Numisma ’95, November 29, 1995, lot 1315, where it was described: “1794 Bolender 1. Gem Brilliant Uncirculated. 416.1 gns. A gorgeous toned satin gem coin. Both sides are toned a lovely, deep coin silver gray with iridescent champagne and palest iridescent blue around the rims. The fields […]
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