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07 Oct 2017

New Jersey Copper

Coins-United States Colonial | World_Coin_Nut

The 3 gentlemen chosen by New Jersey had questionable pasts and abilities. New Jersey was one of the last of the original colonies to produce there own coinage. Of course some didn't coin any at all. It seems like with some of the choices that they made that there was a feeling of urgency when the endeavor was started. 

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09 Apr 2017

Century old coin design

Coins-United States Colonial | Conan Barbarian

The now us government emblem has been a coin design since the 1790s. it first appeared on the copper cent in 1791 (W-10630) but once the us made the mint in Philadelphia the design was used for the dime, quarter, half dollar,  and silver dollar.  It has never appeared on the cent since the original design on the 1791 Washington cent but it has made rounds in 1800-1805 on the Heraldic Eagle half dime1798-1807  Heraldic Eagle dime1804-1807 Heraldic Eagle quarter  1892-1916 barber quarter1801-1807 Heraldic Eagle half dollar 1892-1916 barber half dollar1798-1804 Heraldic Eagle silver dollar1796-1807 Heraldic quarter eagle1795-1807 Heraldic half eagle1797-1804 Heraldic eagle(the 1849-1866 double eagle is a knockoff and more intricate design of the Heraldic)also later the eagle was placed in a different position than the one on the Heraldic designs on the capped bust coins. on these the eagle was perched on the arrows and branches it was holding in the Heraldic design and it looked as if about to take flight.know 1964-present day the Kennedy half dollar contains the same design, modified a bit from the original but still relaying the same image. the designer of the original 1791 cent, John Gregory Hancock, never knew that his design would have such a large impact on america even a couple of centuries after his death  we are still using it.

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07 Apr 2017

Century old design

Coins-United States Colonial | Conan Barbarian

The now us government emblem has been a coin design since the 1790s. it first appeared on the copper cent in 1791 (W-10630) but once the us made the mint in Philadelphia the design was used for the dime, quarter, half dollar,  and silver dollar.  It has never appeared on the cent since the original design on the 1791 Washington cent but it has made rounds in 

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09 May 2016

French 1767 sou

Coins-United States Colonial | user_94464

There is one 1767 French sou with remarked RF at a local coin, store its price is $86. It is in VF-XF condition, and I don't think it has been cleaned. Do you think I should buy it? Is the price good? Is there a market for this coin? 

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06 May 2015

Vlack on Colonial Coins

Coins-United States Colonial | Fugio1787

As I continue to expand my collection and knowledge of colonial coins, I am greatly aided by acquiring some specific colonial publications to round out my existing numismatic book collection.  I already had a number of good books--old ones, reprints and modern titles.  Among these are Crosby's The Early Coins of America; Salmon's magnificent recent book, The Silver Coins of Massachusetts; and certainly Bowers' Whitman Encyclopedia of Colonial and Early American Coins.  I also have some key auction catalogues, including the Newman IV on colonial coins and the recent Kendall sale from Stacks' Bowers.

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09 Apr 2015

Massachusetts Coin Book

Coins-United States Colonial | Fugio1787

For years I have been interested in the Massachusetts willow, oak and pine tree coins.  Alas, their cost has prevented me from wading into collecting and studying them. Finally, as a result of a coin trade, I purchased my first Massachusetts tree coin, a threepence pine tree.  It was also affordable.

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09 Apr 2015

1788 "VOC" Colonial Coin, What is it?

Coins-United States Colonial | CMCC

I am no expert or even amateur when it comes outside coins struck by the US mint for the US, so I have no idea about this colonial coin. Does anybody else know?

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06 Apr 2015

Reflections on a 65th Birthday

Coins-United States Colonial | Fugio1787

I recently marked my 65th birthday.  Looking back, I have to say that one of the great joys of my life has been coin collecting. While my engagement with numismatics has varied from decade to decade, there have been many years that my interest has been quite high.  I attribute this lifelong enjoyment to being mesmerized by the Red Books and reading Coin World in the early 1960s.  Not quite a teenager, I poured over these publications and learned information on history and, of course, coins that has remained with me.

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