5 Revolutionary War Coins Worth a Fortune Today

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Coins from the era of the American Revolutionary War (1775-1783) hold significant historical value and, in some cases, can be worth a considerable amount of money today, especially those in exceptional condition or with rare characteristics.

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1. 1776 Continental Currency Coinage

The Continental Currency coins were minted in 1776 and are considered some of the first coins struck by the fledgling United States to fund the Revolutionary War.

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2. 1787 Fugio Cent

The reverse shows 13 linked rings, symbolizing the unity of the 13 original states. Given its historical significance and Franklin’s involvement, high-grade examples of the Fugio Cent are highly sought after and can command high prices.

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3. 1787 Brasher Doubloon

The doubloons with Brasher’s hallmark are exceedingly rare and valuable, with one example selling for over $7 million at auction. The Brasher Doubloon is renowned not just for its rarity but also for its craftsmanship and the mystery surrounding its creation.

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4. 1792 Birch Cent

The Birch Cent represents one of the earliest patterns for the U.S. cent, named after its engraver, Robert Birch. These prototype coins were part of the initial efforts to establish a federal mint and coinage system.

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5. 1792 Half Disme (Dime)

Pronounced "deem," the 1792 Half Disme is considered by some to be the first coin struck under the authority of the United States federal government, making it a key piece of American numismatic history.

Collectors value these Revolutionary War-era coins not only for their monetary worth but also for their historical significance, representing the United States' tumultuous birth and the ideals that shaped the nation.

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