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What We Know About the Mysterious 1776 Continental Dollar

July 4, 2015 in Antique Coins, Blogs, Coins, Collecting, Dollar Coins, Education, History, Numismatica, Numismatics, Rare Coins, USA Coins

By: Nick (Liberty Coin and Currency Blog)

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Every 4th of July we celebrate the day we declared our independence from England in 1776. But there was also a mysterious coin that was issued the same year. While most experts don’t know much about the coin’s production, one thing is certain: Benjamin Franklin designed it.

Franklin’s design for the Continental Dollar was emblematic of the newly unified country. The front proudly testifies to the coin’s status as Continental Currency, and each colony is represented on the reverse of the coin. This was currency clearly intended to unite and embolden the new republic.

Unlike all the other currency from that era, Full article at the source>

Source: Liberty Coin and Currency Blog

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