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    Continental Currency Dollar Controversy

    January 1, 1789 edition of the Independent Chronicle and the Universal Advertiser with numismatic content.
    Page two of this large format Boston newspaper has an interesting article regarding a controversy surrounding the famous "Continental Currency Dollar" coins. The writer of the article says that a report that appeared in Bishop Watson's Chemical Essays (Volume 4, page 136) regarding the weight of certain Continental Currency Dollars whose composition was pewter is incorrect. The article goes on to say that the coin examined was probably a "workman's amusement" whose design was copied from Continental notes that were available and then either struck from a set of dies or cast. It seems that it must have been a slow news day. The paper itself is in decent condition with lots of edge tears, chips, and frays but is remarkably intact given its size and age.

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