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.
CAC. Double Head Cent. Very clean, problem-free, glossy brown surfaces.
CAC. Halfpenny. Very attractive with highly lustrous medium brown surfaces. Outstanding eye appeal.
Halfpenny. Pleasing color and surfaces with nice definition.
Farthing. Hibernia DEI.GRATIA. Glossy brown surfaces and very well struck.
CAC approved. Halfpenny. Beautiful clean surfaces and attractive chocolate brown color. Nice!
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!
Washington Triumpho. Considered to have been issued to commemorate America's victory in the Revolution. Strike on the reverse has a bit of typical weakness. Surfaces are pleasant warm brown and quite appealing.
CAC approved. Draped Bust, Engrailed Edge. Copper Restrike. Beautiful iridescent toning with considerable mint red around the obverse borders. Nice!
Draped Bust Left. Very pleasing with beautiful light brown surfaces. Connecticut coppers rarely come with surfaces that are this nice!
UNITED STATES, 4 Cinq. Well detailed and struck on a defect-free planchet. Clean, nearly mark-free surfaces and a nice walnut-brown color give this popular coin strong eye appeal.
Half Cent. Well detailed with nice problem-free surfaces.
Mailed Bust Right. Nice glossy planchet.