Dickeson Continental Dollar & Modern Restrikes

1861 · HK-852

Year 1861
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Diameter 38 mm
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Reference HK-852

Professor and prominent numismatist Montroville Dickeson, publisher of the American Numismatic Manual of 1859, had dies made and struck copies of the Continental Dollar to promote his idea on how to fund the Civil War. The Dickeson dies later fell into the hands of a number of prominent numismatists including Thomas Elder, Q. David Bowers and Robert Bashlow who used the Dickeson dies to restrike medals. Dickeson’s are original strikings, Elder, Bowers and Bashlow are the restrikes using the Dickeson dies.

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1860