Although numismatic researchers agree these rare coins were minted in the late 18th century, who minted them, where, and why are questions still being debated. No official records ordering them are known to exist.
This particular specimen is made of pewter and is attributed as the Newman 3-D variety. Its obverse has the CURRENCY spelling and the legend EG FECIT (meaning “E.G. made it”) below the sundial.
Other particularly notable NGC-certified coins offered in the Dallas Heritage auction include:
- A 1969-S Doubled Die Obverse cent graded NGC MS-63 BN.
- A 1915-S Panama-Pacific octagonal $50 commemorative graded NGC MS-63.
- A 1915-S Panama-Pacific round $50 commemorative graded NGC MS-64.
- An 1885 Morgan dollar graded NGC PF-68 Cameo.
- An 1810 Large Date half eagle graded NGC MS-65.
- An 1889-CC Morgan dollar graded NGC MS-62.
- A 1796 half cent graded NGC VF Details.
For more information and to bid, visit the Heritage Auctions website.
Press release courtesy of the Numismatic Guaranty Corporation.