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This is not a regular issue coin but, rather, a proposed or speculative issue. Varieties were minted in silver, pewter and brass and sometimes the word CURRENCY was spelled “CURENCY.” It also lacked the designers initials (represented on some coins as “EG FECIT,” which is believed to signify that the design was by Elisha Gallaudet).
It is probable that these … Continue reading
Minted in the rich colonies of Mexico and Peru since the 1500’s and transported by the famed fleets of Spanish galleons at great risk from pirates, hurricanes, and treacherous waters, the Spanish milled dollar was by far the most commonly circulated coin in the American colonies. It was so widely accepted that when the United States of America was established, … Continue reading
The Battle of Malplaquet, fought on 11 September 1709, was one of the main battles of the War of the Spanish Succession, which opposed the Bourbons of France and Spain against an alliance whose major members were the Habsburg Monarchy, Great Britain, the United Provinces and the Kingdom of Prussia. Though Britain and her allies suffered double the casualties, it … Continue reading