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.
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!
Mailed Bust Left. Miller 11.2-K.
UNITED STATES, 4 Cinq. Well detailed with pleasing brown surfaces. A minor planchet void, as made near the reverse rim at 7 o'clock.
CAC. UNITED STATES, 4 Cinquefoils. Well detailed with medium brown color and problem-free surfaces. Very attractive for the grade.
Half Cent. Very sharp detail with pleasing even brown surfaces.
Mailed Bust Right. Nice glossy planchet.