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.
Halfpenny. Strong detail and a nice medium brown color with no porosity or other defects. Very nice for the grade.
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!
Half Cent. Very sharp detail and an even strike with glossy brown surfaces.
Well struck and lustrous with a faint reddish-orange tint to glossy brown surfaces. Very nearly mint state.