From the Heritage sale of 08/24/22, where this coin was lot #3858 and described as: "1776 $1 Continental Dollar, CURENCY, Pewter, XF45 PCGS. Newman 1-C, W-8445, R.3. Eric P. Newman believed that the Continental dollar was a dollar pattern struck in America, during the American Revolution. In recent years, researchers such as Erik Goldstein and David McCarthy suggest it was a European medal struck for collectors, made shortly after the Revolutionary War had ended. Although its origins are undetermined, Continental dollars remain an 18th century issue of considerable interest to Early American collectors. The present cream-gray example is well defined and problem-free. Luster illuminates protected areas. No marks are consequential, and there are no spots. A few minute flan flaws are near the EN in CURENCY. Listed on page 51 of the 2023 Guide Book." The coin was clearly under-graded as EF45 because it's truly a choice AU with even abundant luster on each side, so the coin now resides in a PCGS AU50 holder. Certainly a premium example for the grade and variety, with plenty of luster and well-defined devices. Very attractive, with much more luster than my photos can capture. This coin realized $36,000 in 2022 as PCGS EF45; current PCGS Price Guide for AU50 is $50,000. There are a couple of similar coins for sale on eBay: a PCGS AU50 OGH at $64,995, and an NGC AU53 at $59,999. The coin I am offering here appears to be the superior example, yet at a much more attractive price. Heritage 08/24/22:3858:$36,000; Harry Laibstain; Shawn A. Yancey #13029; JRB. Special request: this coin is a consignment, so to avoid PayPal and credit card fees for my consignor, please consider payment by check or money order if possible - thank you!