Struck circa 1672-1694 in England, these popular and scarce half pennies were used by merchants in the American colonies. A great piece of early Americana. CAC approved for quality. The "London" Elephant "Halfpenny" tokens have traditionally been collected with pre-Federal American coinage due to their connection to the "CAROLINA" and "NEW ENGLAND" Elephant tokens. PCGS reports five grading events as MS64BN, bettered by one MS65BN, two MS65RB, and the superb Eliasberg MS66RB. Of these, only this MS64RB and the Eliasberg MS66RB have been approved by CAC.
A gorgeous colonial issue in a fantastic state of preservation. Colorful lavender and red tones with fantastic luster throughout. As nice of an example as one can expect to find.
In the third edition of The Top 100 Greatest U.S. Coins, the 1776 Continental Dollars ranked 10th. The Continental Dollar offered here is the EG FECIT variety in which the EG stands for Elisha Gallaudet, the designer. The term FECIT is Latin for "Made it." This example has gorgeous surfaces and very impressive eye appeal with only 8 others graded higher by NGC. It is estimated that only between 20 and 25 total Mint State examples remaining.
Obverse-The 6 of the date is small and high. The space between the 0 and 6 is equal to the space between the 8 and 0. (On more common Small 6 with Stems variety, the 0 and 6 are closely spaced. Reverse-No stems on the wreath. PCGS+ grade for premium quality at the top of end of the assigned grade.