• When you click on links to various merchants on this site and make a purchase, this can result in this site earning a commission. Affiliate programs and affiliations include, but are not limited to, the eBay Partner Network.


This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

what is your favorite colonial type coin?

6 posts in this topic

maybe it is the famous silver issue pine tree shillings of the state of mass? 893scratchchin-thumb.gif


or the fantastic copper coinage mostly available to all for collecting and extremely undervalued as such with even more history and stories behind these early pieces of copper made to facilitate commerce in the growing infant stages of the USA


or maybe the first coin issued by the newly formed united states? 893scratchchin-thumb.gif an interesting coin often associated with ben franklin cloud9.gif with the bank of america horde, and i still hear they got a couple of thousands cents it is still one of the most available colonials and even in unc.!! but so popular their prices are as high if not higher than some other rarer and just as historical colonial copper coinage 893whatthe.gif


the fantastic state coinage of vermont and especially so the vermontensium coins with the rising sun over the hills of wermont with those pine trees sticking up awaiting the frontiersmans ax to cut them down for new homes and farmsteads 893scratchchin-thumb.gif


or the great new jersey coppers and especially so the secret fox variety 893whatthe.gif i wonder where this fox is running to and who is chasing him 893scratchchin-thumb.gif fur traders flamed.gif


or my all time favorite the mass half and large cents the first colonial coppers to have the word half and one cent on them respectively

a coin of many firsts these mass half cents with the magic 1787 date they where specifically demoniated as they where of well manufacture and true copper weight in fact it cost the state mint in boston more than face value to strike these interesting and historical coins 893whatthe.gif893whatthe.gif


also the eagle on the reverse with its spread wings and bungle of arrows grin.gif893scratchchin-thumb.gif13 893scratchchin-thumb.gif in one talon and an olive brance in the other is extremely historical and to me a quazi-federal coin as the usa federal mint in the 1790's closely patterned their reverse designs of the silver coinage after this mass half cent reverse thumbsup2.gif


the obverse features and indian wirh an arrow and bow in either hand and this indian has seen much use as a viginatte on many earlier mass. issued paper monry going back as far as the 1690's in the mass. bay colony


extremely historical 893scratchchin-thumb.gifmmmmmmmmmm i wonder what the star stands for above the indian on the obverse? maybe as the first official colony state in colonial america?


and what is fantastic about the coin is that it is one ofthe few colonial coins that has the state of MASSACHUSETTS spelled out fully in block letters unmistakable on their coins thumbsup2.gif


OR how about the new york colonials? aND conn?


well for another chapter




what is your favorite colonial??? type coin and why 893scratchchin-thumb.gif

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Excellent thread. This made me go and look at the photos in my Red Book. thumbsup2.gif


How about the enigmatic Bar Copper that does not fit with any of the rest of the early copper coinage.


I also love the Mott Store Card. The eagle is so much like that of Reich's early gold, one can hardly say that Reich's pattern was original! flamed.gif


These are fantastic pieces. I hope the B of A hoard is some day released (if it actually exists) so that collectors have better opportunity to own a Fugio cent - one of my favorites and equally important to the chain cent, if you ask me. poke2.gif



Link to comment
Share on other sites

My favorite is the Virginia half-penny, because there are many UNCs still in existence, and available for a reasonable cost. Since it is not a rare coin, it received little hype and publicity, but that's a positive to me. I have owned several of these from time to time, and it's a rare treat to be able to examine a 250 year-old coin that is still 75% red (as many of them are).


I also like Kentucky tokens for the same reason, though technically, it's a Conder token, and not a Colonial issue.



Link to comment
Share on other sites