Colonials

When the first Europeans began to settle in America during the 1500s, there was little use for coins. Where would you spend them in a complete wilderness? Coins meant nothing to the native people, yet the Europeans found that they needed to trade with them in order to survive, particularly during winter. The colonists soon adopted the native practice of exchanging wampum (small clamshells fashioned into beads) for food, animal skins and other necessities. Another highly prized commodity, especially in Europe, was a plant native to America called tobacco. Both items were so commonly exchanged that the English colonies of the Atlantic coast actually passed laws regulating their values by weight or by count.

The simple economy of the early colonists eventually gave way to a society that resembled the c.... (Expand Text)

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1652 0AK TREE SHILLING, OAK TREE, IN AT BOTTOM EF40

IN AT BOTTOM OF OAK TREE. NOE-5. RARITY-2.
$8,950.00

1652 OAK TREE 6 PENCE, IN OBV MS61

IN ON OBVERSE. NOE-20. RARITY-6. VERY RARE. CAC.
$27,500.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, ANDO VARIETY AU50

ANDO VARIETY. RARITY-6. HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$19,950.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, ANDO VARIETY MS64

ANDO VARIETY. TIED WITH ANOTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. FORD.
$57,500.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, IN AT BOTTOM AU53

IN AT BOTTOM. NORWEB PEDIGREE. CAC.
$16,950.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, OAK TREE, IN AT BOTTOM AU50

IN AT BOTTOM OF TREE. 0NLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$16,950.00

1652 PINE TREE 3 PENCE, PELLETS MS63

PELLETS AT TRUNK. HIGHEST GRADED. R-4. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$37,500.00

1652 PINE TREE SCHILLING, PINE TR, LG PL, REV N MS61

REVERSE N IN ENGLAND. RARITY-5. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS
$32,950.00

1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, PINE TR, LG PL, NO PEL MS55

LARGE PLANCHET. WITHOUT PELLETS. ONLY 5 HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$15,950.00

1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, PINE TR, LG PL, NO PEL MS61

LARGE PLANCHET, NO PELLETS. NOE-3. RARITY-6. CAC.
$32,500.00

1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, PINE TR, LG PL, PELLETS MS65

PELLETS AT TRUNK. LARGE PLANCHET. A WELL PRESERVED GEM.
$79,500.00

1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, PINE TR, LG PL, REV N MS64

LARGE PLANCHET. REVERSE N IN ENGLAND. HIGHEST AT PCGS. CAC.
$65,000.00

1652 WILLOW TREE SHILLING VF35

VERY RARE. NOE 3-E. RARITY-7. DOUBLE STRUCK.
$142,500.00

1776 CONTINENTAL $1, CURENCY, PEWTER MS63

CURENCY VARIETY.
$159,500.00

1776 CURRENCY, PEWTER $1 MS64

CURRENCY VARIETY. ONLY 1 GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$219,500.00