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.
Farthing. Hibernia DEI.GRATIA. Glossy brown surfaces and very well struck.
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!
CAC approved. Draped Bust, Engrailed Edge. Copper Restrike. Beautiful iridescent toning with considerable mint red around the obverse borders. Nice!
Pointed Rays. Nice medium brown surfaces.
CAC. Club Rays, Rounded Ends. Very pleasing for the grade with nice light brown surfaces that are free of porosity. A better Fugio type.
Mailed Bust Right. Nice glossy planchet.
No Period. Pleasing and problem-free with medium brown surfaces,