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Colonial America
 Coins Used in Early America



3258 - 1699 ENGLISH HALF CENT
, William III, Bust of William III/Britannica seated, year that Captain Kidd was captured in Boston and sent to England to be hung, fine.........................................................
SOLD



3259 - 1733 DUTCH 2 SILVER STIVERS
, Year that Oglethorpe establishes the Colony of Georgia and the year the Germans in Pennsylvania begin making red ware, very fine................................
SOLD



3260 - 1749 ENGLISH HALF PENNY
, George II/Britannica, English grant tracts of land to the west in the Ohio region and west of the North Carolina and Virginia borders, fine.......................................................
$49.00

3261 - 1757 ENGLISH HALF PENNY, George II/Britannica, French forces under Montcalm capture and burn Fort William Henry, Indians attack British on the way to Fort Edward, very good........................................................$39.00

3262 - 1757 ENGLISH SILVER 6 PENCE
, George II, French forces under Montcalm capture and burn Fort William Henry, Indians attack British on the way to Fort Edward, very fine; nice............................................................
$95.00


3263 - 1758 ENGLISH SILVER SHILLING
, George II, English attack the French at Fort Ticonderoga, French abandon Fort Duquesne - English settlers throng west, very good.......................................................
$65.00

3264 - 1763 DUTCH SILVER 2 STIVERS, France gives up Acadia and all possessions East of the Mississippi River, Chief Pontiac destroys British forts in Ohio, very fine........................................................$45.00

3265 - 1771 ENGLISH HALF PENNY, George III/Britannica, Daniel Boone travels through the Cumberland Gap into Kentucky, very fine.............................................SOLD

3266 - 1773 ENGLISH HALF PENNY, George III/Britannia, The Tea Act becomes effective, in December patriots dressed as Mohawks throw 342 casks of tea into Boston Harbor, very good.............................................$59.00

3267 - 1795 UNITED STATE LARGE CENT FOUND ON A COLONIAL SITE NEAR CHARLES TOWN, WEST VIRGINIA, Liberty cap design, ONE CENT within wreath. Found in a garden near a French and Indian War vintage stone cottage. The date 1795 is clear and bold, most of the LIBERTY clear as well as the outline of Liberty and the cap behind, on the reverse ONE CENT is clear along with the wreath along part of the motto UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. A present price trend lists the value at $275 in about good. This one grades fair to about good and was found on the property that once belonged to the daughter of John Augustine Washington, George Washington's brother in the garden near the stone cottage. An interesting relic related to the Washington family............................................................$175.00



61510 - ENGLAND, CHARLES I
, ND (1639 - 40) VF35 NGC, S-2796. Tower mint under the king. Mintmark triangle. 5th bust type. Sharply defined for the grade. Typical of the early English coins that would have been used in Virginia and New England. Excellent legends and clear portrait.......................................................
$185.00


61511 - ENGLAND, GEORGE I
, 1727, 1 silver penny, bust of George I. Extremely fine. One of the English coins used in the early 18th Century in the American colonies, choice....................................................
$125.00



61512 - ENGLAND, GEORGE I
, 1723, silver one shilling. One of the English coins used in the early 18th Century in the American colonies. A nice fine.........................................
$125.00


61513 - ENGLAND, GEORGE III
, 1787, silver shilling, bust of George III, year of the US Constitution but English coins were still circulated in America as US coinage does not start until 1793. Near uncirculated, choice condition......................................
$145.00

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...........................................SOLD

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



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



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....................................
SOLD

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..........................................................SOLD

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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