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.
LONDON, Thick planchet. Well detailed and evenly struck with pleasing chocolate brown surfaces.
CAC. Beautifully preserved with lustrous surfaces that show considerable mint red intermingled with pleasing soft brown.
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!
Period after GEORGIVS. Well struck and flashy with considerable mint red. The 62RB grade seems very conservative. In the early 1870's, a Baltimore numismatist, Colonel Mendes Cohen, found a hoard of 2,200+ uncirculated Virginia halfpennies. This hoard is the undoubtedly the source of most, if not all, of the high grade coins in existence today.
Half Cent. Very sharp detail and an even strike with glossy brown surfaces.