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Colonial America
 Coins Used in Early America


COINS USED IN THE AMERICAN COLONIES

3279 - GEORGE II, dated 1749 copper half penny, bust of George II facing left, Britannica seated on verso date below, very good...........................................$49.00


3280 - GEORGE II
, dated 1754, copper farthing. Bust of George II facing left, verso Britannica seated, date below, nice very fine, traces of old surface luster, possibly cleaned, but really nice.................................
$55.00


3282 - STATE OF CONNECTICUT, 1787
, Copper cent, Connecticut coppers have the most complex minting history of all colonial issues. There were more that 355 die combinations, with at least 126 type varieties having 26 distinct bust styles made by at least six different mints. Yet, the basic design of the Connecticut Coppers never changed; all issues imitated the British halfpenny! The obverse depicted the bust of a man wearing a laurel wreath, the figure sometimes faced to the left (as George II) or to the right (as George III) and was either clad in mail armor or draped in a toga. The obverse legend was one of several forms of Latin abbreviations for the phrase "By the authority of Connecticut." The reverse depicted a seated personification of Liberty closely resembling the British Britannia with a legend consisting of an abbreviated form of "Independence and Liberty." This example has clear details and date, good to very good for this type which nearly always is crudely struck...................................................
$110.00



1207 - FERDINAND VI, 1750, 1 REAL, 1750
, Mexico City Mint, two pillows, "a miniature Pillar Dollar," choice very fine, lovely tone, well struck and above average...........................................
$150.00


1208 - FERDINAND VI, 1758, 1 REAL, 1758
, Mexico City Mint, two pillows, "a miniature Pillar Dollar," nice fine, even wear..........................................
$75.00


1209 - CARLOS III, 4 REALS, 1780
, Bust of Carlos III, Potosi, Bolivia mint, half a "Piece of Eight", scarce mint as well as the 4 Reals being many times scarcer than the 8 Real, very fine, a great Revolutionary War date [1780]..................................................
$295.00


1210 - CARLOS III, 2 REALS, 1777
, Bust of Carlos III, Potosi, Bolivia mint, 2 reals or known as the "Two Bit Piece," a great Revolutionary War date [Battle of Brandywine], extremely fine or near as struck, luster to the silver.....................................................
$185.00


1211 - CARLOS III, 2 REALS, 1781
, Bust of Carlos III, Lima Peru mint, 2 Reals or known as the "Two Bit Piece," a great Revolutionary War date [Battle of Yorktown], very fine, gray tone................................................
$85.00


1212 - CARLOS III, 1 REAL, 1781
, Bust of Carlos III, Mexico City mint, 1 Real a great Revolutionary War date [Battle of Yorktown], very good - fine gray tone.............................................................
$50.00

1214 - FERDINAND VII, 1815, ONE HALF REAL OR PICAYUNE, Bust of Ferdinand VII, half Real, Mexico City mint, known in New Orleans as a "Picayune", YEAR OF THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS, fine slight blem on bust.......................................................$29.00

11222 - A CHOICE TWO REAL OF CARLOS III, 1773, 2 Reals or "Two Bits," portrait of Carlos III, Potosi, Bolivia Mint. This coin originated from a treasure chest hoard found in a cave in Bolivia years ago. Excellent quality silver with excellent details. EF for type. Same year as the "Boston Tea Party".......................................................$200.00


1215 - MINTED IN THE YEAR 1776, CARLOS III, 2 REALS
, Potosi, Bolivia mint, 2 Reals, issued in the year of the American Declaration of Independence, Bust of Carlos III, Reverse Pillows, EF or near as struck, rare year and always in demand.......................................
$300.00



1217 - USED IN NEW HOLLAND [NEW YORK]
, Silver two Stivers, dated 1762, HOLLANDIA/Crest, very fine, good quality silver.....................
$35.00

1218 - 8 REAL FROM THE SPANISH TREASURE GALLON, SANTA MARIA DE LACONSOLACION THAT SUNK IN 1681 after being ground by the Captain off the Isle de Muerto off the coast of Chile when approached by pirates and set on fire. The majority of the treasure was 8 Real Cobs struck in Potosi, Bolivia. The classic "piece of Eight" of the 17th Century and the ancestor of our silver dollar. Typical crude stamped design, used throughout the New World as the main type of trade coin. Fine for type.................................$125.00


COLONIAL ERA COINS - NEW YORK

14134 - SPANISH ONE HALF REAL, dated 1757, Mexico City Mint, dug at Wappinger Falls, [Dutchess County, NY], early pillar style. Very good..................................$45.00



14138 - ENGLISH HALFPENNY
, 17??, George II, dug at Nicholas Herkimer home site in Little Falls, NY, quite worn but distinguishable....................................
$15.00

11220 - SPANISH SILVER COBS, c 1700, One Half Silver Reals, usual crude cut from silver bars small silver coins all with the details of the Spanish crests/cross. These small coins were used throughout the Spanish Colonial world and in the American colonies and are constantly being found in American Colonial sites. Very good............................................$29.00/each

11222 - A CHOICE TWO REAL OF CARLOS III, 1773, 2 Reals or "Two Bits", portrait of Carlos III, Potosi, Bolivia Mint. This coin originated from a treasure chest hoard found in a cave in Bolivia years ago. Excellent quality silver with excellent details. EF for type. Same year as the "Boston Tea Party".............................................$200.00


VIRGINIA NAMED AFTER QUEEN ELIZABETH

The state of Virginia was named after England's Queen Elizabeth I. In the early 1600's, all of North America that was not Spanish or French was then called "Virginia" in honor of "The Virgin Queen," and the earliest English colonial expeditions were sent by the Virginia Company of London. We offer five nice shillings of Queen Elizabeth minted during her reign. Similar specimens have been found in early English settlements and are typical of the early coinage of the colonies. All coins are hammer struck resulting usually in some soft strikes.

8032 - TUDOR ENGLAND, ELIZABETH I, 1558 - 1603. AR Shilling (31 mm, 5.62g, 7h). Sixth issue. Tower mint; im: escallop. Struck 1584 - 1586. Crowned bust (B&C 3B) left/Coat-of-arms over cross fourchée. North 2014; SCBC 2577. Fine, toned, areas of flatness. Ex M. G. Linger Collections..........................................................$275.00

8033 - TUDOR ENGLAND, ELIZABETH I, 1558 - 1603. AR Shilling (31 mm, 5.77g, 4h). Sixth issue. Tower mint; im: tun. Struck 1592 - 1595. Crowned bust (B&C 6B) left/Coat-of-arms over cross fourchée. North 2014; SCBC 2577. Near fine, toned. Ex M. G. Linger Collection...........................................$250.00

8034 - TUDOR ENGLAND, ELIZABETH I, 1558 - 1603. AR Shilling (30 mm, 5.97g, 7h). Sixth issue. Tower mint; im: key. Struck 1595 - 1598. Crowned bust (B&C 6B) left/Coat-of-arms over cross fourchée. North 2014; SCBC 2577. Good, fine, toned. Ex M. G. Linger Collections..........................................$350.00

 

 
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