This section which we title “Colonial Coinage” includes the obvious, coins made prior to our nation’s independence, as well as coins made after 1776 but before the establishment of a U.S. Mint in Philadelphia in 1792. Washington Pieces were dated from 1783 to 1795 and are also traditionally listed as Colonial Coins although they are of English origin and in some cases struck well after their dates.
Colonial coins make up a fascinating segment of American Numismatics. They run the gambit from major rarities worth hundreds of thousands of dollars to interesting and historically significant pieces that are amazingly inexpensive.
#130110: Let edge token.A lovely example of this early copper.
#137547: Oak Tree Shilling. Planchet cracked at 3 o'clock as struck. Excellent detail; particularly the Oak Tree, date, and denmomination.
#140242: Oak Tree 2 Pence. A wonderful example of this very scarce early Colonial. Very well struck with remnants of mint luster.
#136751: Penny. Super sharp strike and very attractive.
#124218: Farthing. D:G:Rex. Very attractive with glossy brown surfaces and very little evidence of wear. Significantly scarcer than the more often seen DEI. GRATIA. REX variety.
#206820: Halfpenny. Very attractive glossy light brown surfaces. A couple small planchet voids as usually seen on the issue. This is a lovely early copper with excellent eye appeal.
#139095: Very attractive with rich, lustrous, spot-free surfaces, a sharp strike and traces of original mint red.
#130104: Halfpenny. Gorgeous reddish-brown color and super clean surfaces!
#134291: Halfpenny. Beautiful clean surfaces and attractive chocolate brown color. Nice!
#205697: Halfpenny. With Period. Considerable mint red in the protected areas mixed with lustrous iridescent lavender-brown. This beauty is well struck and is void of significant abrasions. Very nice!
#206705: CAC approved. Silver Shilling. Short Worm. Struck by Annapolis silversmith, John Chalmers. He also made threepence and sixpence to provide much needed change for commerce to replace the Spanish 'bits' that circulated in the Maryland colony and in its early days as a state. This silver shilling is beautiful and far above the typical survivors of this rare issue. The surfaces are a pleasing pewter-gray and the detail is exceptional.
#128801: Draped Bust, Engrailed Edge. Copper Restrike. Beautiful iridescent toning and considerable red!
#203844: Draped Bust, Engrailed Edge. Restrike. Struck in copper.
#207335: Lettered Edge. With New York. Well detailed with nice medium brown color.