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 OAK TREE SHILLING, ANDO VARIETY AU50

ANDO VARIETY. RARITY-6. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$15,950.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, ANDO VARIETY MS63

ANDO VARIETY. RARITY-6. 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. RARITY-6.
$49,500.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, IN AT BOTTOM AU53

IN AT BOTTOM. NORWEB PEDIGREE. RARITY-6. CAC.
$17,950.00

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

'IN' AT BOTTOM. RARITY-7.
$11,950.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, OAK TREE, IN AT BOTTOM MS63

IN AT BOTTOM. RARITY-6. ONLY A FEW GRADED HIGHER. CAC.
$39,500.00

1652 PINE TREE 3 PENCE, PELLETS MS63

PELLETS AT TRUNK. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED. RARITY-4. ELIASBERG PEDIGREE.
$36,500.00

1652 PINE TREE SCHILLING, LG PL, PELLETS MS62

LARGE PLANCHET. RARITY-2. WITH PELLETS.
$27,950.00

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

REVERSE N IN ENGLAND. RARITY-5. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS
$31,500.00

1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, LG PL, NO PEL MS64

LARGE PLANCHET, NO PELLETS. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. RARITY-6.
$54,500.00

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

LARGE PLANCHET. WITHOUT PELLETS. CAC.
$15,950.00

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

PELLETS AT TRUNK. LARGE PLANCHET. A WELL PRESERVED GEM. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$75,000.00

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

PELLETS AT TRUNK. LARGE PLANCHET. GEM SURFACES(73.8 gr.) NOE-1. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$75,000.00

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 PINE TREE THREEPENCE, PELLETS AT TRUNK MS62

WITH PELLETS. ONLY TWO COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$26,500.00

1662 OAK TREE 2 PENCE, SMALL 2 MS61

SMALL 2. 11.9 GNS.
$9,850.00

1776 CONTINENTAL $1, CURENCY, PEWTER MS63

CURENCY VARIETY STRUCK IN PEWTER.ONLY FOUR GRADED HIGHER AT NGC.
$135,000.00

1776 CURRENCY, PEWTER $1 MS62+

VERY SCARCE DOUBLE R VARIETY. CAC.
$115,000.00

1776 EG FECIT, PEWTER $1 MS62

CONTINENTAL DOLLAR. EG FECIT. RARITY-4. CAC.
$105,000.00