4 Revolutionary War Coins Worth a Fortune Today

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Coins from the Revolutionary War period in the United States (1775-1783) are deeply entwined with the history of the nation's struggle for independence. These coins, minted during or around the time of the American Revolution, are not just valuable due to their age but also because of their historical significance and rarity. 

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1. 1776 Continental Currency Coinage 

The Continental Congress issued these coins in 1776 as a form of currency to support the Revolutionary War effort. They were made in various denominations and are highly sought after by collectors.  

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2. 1787 Fugio Cent 

The coin features the sun shining on a sundial with the motto "Fugio" (Latin for "I fly") and "Mind Your Business" on one side, and 13 linked chains representing the original states on the other, with the inscription "We Are One." 

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3. 1787 Brasher Doubloon 

Brasher, a neighbor of George Washington in New York, produced these gold coins, which were not officially sanctioned by the government but were accepted due to the scarcity of coins at the time. 

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4. 1792 Birch Cent 

Named after its engraver, Robert Birch, the 1792 Birch Cent represents one of the first experiments in designing a federal coinage system after the establishment of the U.S. Mint. 

Owning one of these coins is akin to holding a piece of American history. Their rarity and the stories they tell make them worth a fortune today, both in monetary terms and historical value. 

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