In November of 2012, you asked for my thoughts on recent postings regarding the origins of the coined 1776 Continental Currency dollar. My response was that I had been working with another researcher regarding that same matter. I also noted that answers to old problems are tough, and we continued delving into the subject until very recently.
Maureen Levine and I have now completed a detailed article on this topic, and it has been accepted for publication in the July issue of The Numismatist. Our main focus has been uncovering and examining the earliest printed material relating to the Coined Dollar, and we have discovered exciting new information that we hope will continue to spark numismatic discussion and debate.
Old problems may be tough, but old numismatists are tougher. Eric never gives up when chasing a promising lead in numismatic research. We'll look forward to the July 2014 Numismatist.