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 AU40

IN AT BOTTOM OF OAK TREE. NOE-5. RARITY-2.
$8,500.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, ANDO VARIETY AU50

ANDO VARIETY. RARITY-6. HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$17,500.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, ANDO VARIETY MS63

ANDO VARIETY. ONLY 2 GRADED HIGHER AND BOTH ARE MS64.
$29,500.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, ANDO VARIETY MS64

ANDO VARIETY. TIED WITH ANOTHER FOR HIGHEST GRADED. FORD PEDIGREE.
$49,500.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, IN AT BOTTOM AU53

IN AT BOTTOM. NORWEB PEDIGREE. CAC.
$18,950.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, IN AT LEFT AU40

IN AT LEFT. ABOVE AVERAGE DETAIL.
$7,950.00

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 OAK TREE SHILLING, OAK TREE, IN AT BOTTOM AU63

IN AT BOTTOM. ONLY A FEW GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$39,500.00

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
$32,500.00

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 MS35

VERY RARE. NOE 3-E. RARITY-7. DOUBLE STRUCK.
$145,000.00

1776 CONTINENTAL $1, CURENCY, PEWTER MS63

CURENCY VARIETY. STRUCK IN PEWTER.
$149,500.00

1786 COP PAT, SHIELD REV IMMCOL AU50

IMMUNIS COLUMBIA. RARITY-6+. ONLY ABOUT 20 KNOWN TO EXIST IN ALL GRADES.
$87,500.00

1787 COP PAT, EAGLE REV IMMCOL MS64 Brown

IMMUNIS COLUMBIA. TIED WITH TWO OTHERS FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$29,500.00

KENTUCKY LANCASTER CENT MS63 Red

LOVELY PLANCHET.
$1,695.00

1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, LG PL, NO PEL MS64

LARGE PLANCHET, NO PELLETS. JUST THREE COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$47,500.00

1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, PINE TR, LG PL, NO PEL AU55

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