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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(1781) LIBERTAS AMERICANA MS62

CHOICE RED BROWN SURFACES. THIS IS THE ONLY LIBERTAS GRADED WITH A RED BROWN DESIGNATION BY EITHER SERVICE.
$39,500.00

(1781) MEDAL LIBERTAS AMERICANA MS63 Brown

A MARVELOUS MEDAL DESIGN ON AN ENLARGED PLANCHET WITH CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES.
$32,950.00

1652 OAK TREE 6 PENCE, 'IN' ON REVERSE AU55

'IN' ON REVERSE. ONE OF THE FINEST KNOWN. ONLY A MS62 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. RARITY-5.
$34,650.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, ANDO VARIETY MS61

ANDO VARIETY. 74.7gr. SOLE HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS.
$49,500.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, IN AT LEFT AU58

IN at left. VERY CHOICE SURFACES WITH LOVELY BLUE STEEL PATINA. ONLY TWO MS63 COINS GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. CAC.
$32,950.00

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

'IN' AT BOTTOM. RARITY-7.
$13,750.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, OAK TREE, IN AT BOTTOM AU58

'IN' AT BOTTOM. A FABULOUS EXAMPLE OF A HISTORICAL OAK TREE SCHILLING.
$34,650.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, OAK TREE, IN AT BOTTOM MS61

'IN' AT BOTTOM. FABULOUS PLANCHET WITH LUSTER STILL APPARENT LOVELY LIGHT IRIDESCENT PATINA. ONLY TWO COINS GRADE HIGHER AT PCGS.
$41,250.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, OAK TREE, IN AT BOTTOM MS62

'IN' AT BOTTOM. WELL CENTERED OAK TREE PLANCHET. ONLY ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$49,500.00

1652 OAK TREE SHILLING, SPINY TREE AU55

SPINY TREE RARITY. WELL PRESERVED, RELATIVELY MARK FREE PLANCHET. HIGH RARITY-7. ONLY A MS62 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS.
$66,000.00

1652 PINE TREE 3PENCE MS62

VERY CHOICE PLANCHET. ELEGANT LIGHT PATINA. JUST A HANDFUL GRADED HIGHER. NO PELLETS.
$29,700.00

1652 PINE TREE SCHILLING, LG PL, PELLETS MS62

PELLETS. VITUALLY MARK FREE WITH DUSTY AMBER PATINA.
$27,500.00

1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, LARGE PL, REVERSED N MS65

LARGE PLANCHET. REVERSED 'N'. GEM SURFACES WITH NICE REGULAR PLANCHET. TIED FOR HIGHEST GRADED.
$82,500.00

1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, LG PL, NO PEL MS64

LARGE PLANCHET, NO PELLETS. JUST ONE COIN GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS. RARITY-6.
$98,500.00

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

PELLETS AT TRUNK. LARGE PLANCHET. A WELL PRESERVED GEM. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
$82,500.00

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

LARGE PLANCHET. REVERSE N. GEM SURFACES. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT PCGS. CAC.
$110,000.00

1662 OAK TREE 2 PENCE, SMALL 2 MS61

SMALL 2. MASSACHUSETTS. 11.9 GNS.
$13,750.00

1760 VOCE POP, P AT FACE 1/2 P MS61 Brown

LOVELY CHOCOLATE BROWN SURFACES. TIED WITH ONE OTHER COIN FOR HIGHEST GRADED AT NGC.
$5,450.00

1776 CONTINENTAL $1, CURENCY, PEWTER MS63

CURENCY VARIETY. WELL STUCK AND STONE ORIGINAL. TRULY A GREAT PIECE OF AMERICANA.
$165,000.00

1776 CONTINENTAL $1, CURENCY, PEWTER MS63

CURENCY VARIETY. CHOICE PEWTER PLANCHET. WELL STRUCK WITH EXCELLENT EYE APPEAL. CAC.
$181,500.00