A 1776 Continental Currency Dollar struck in pewter and a 1792 Half Disme will be featured exhibits at the Santa Clara Coin, Stamp & Collectibles Expo, held April 15 – 17, 2011 at the Santa Clara, California Convention Center.
These two early American coins have a combined value of $750,000 and are displayed courtesy of Certified Assets Management, Inc. in Wilmington, Delaware. The 1776 Continental Currency Dollar is graded NGC MS65, while the 1792 Half Disme is graded NGC MS 63.
“Benjamin Franklin is credited with the design concept of the Continental Dollars and they were struck just a few weeks after the Declaration of Independence was signed. The 1792 Half Disme was authorized by President George Washington as the first official coin produced by the United States,” explained Ronald J. Gillio, Expo General Chairman.
The expo is open to the public with more than 400 dealers buying and selling gold, rare coins, paper money, postage stamps, postcards, autographs, historical documents, antiques and estate jewelry. Many dealers will provide free, informal appraisals for the public. Public hours are Friday and Saturday, April 15 and 16, from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM, and Sunday, April 17, from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.
Admission is $6 (for a three-day pass), $3 for seniors, and free for children 7 and younger. Free parking is available at the Convention Center.
For additional information, between April 14 and 17 call (408) 748-7055. Prior to April 14, call Expos Unlimited at (805) 962-9939 or visit online at www.SantaClaraExpo.com where discount coupons are available.
Image courtesy of Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.