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   U.S. COLONIAL COINS

We are serious buyers and sellers of fine U.S. Colonial Coins.   If you do not find what you want below please send us your want list ( wantlists@coinsinternational.com ). We especially want to buy all of the Red Book types 2010 Edition: (pages 34-86). If you want to start collecting in this historic and interesting series please be in contact about which books you need and how to focus your interest and how to join others with the same interest in national organizations. This is one of the best areas for a serious collector interested in U.S. early history.

WOOD'S HIBERNIA COINAGE

1723 HALF PENNY, Type II (Harp Right), No pellet before H, Large 3, Rough reverse surface, average obv. surface. Generally weak struck. Breen 155,  Red Book, p. 42, Fine-  $75.00

 

VOCE POPULI - HIBERNIA

YOUTHFUL "IMPERIAL" HEAD, Breen 221, Nelson-4, Z. 2-A, NV-4, Red Book, p.47, 1760 Halfpenny, (Group I, short bust), Cross/quatrefoil after VOCE, Light old pin scratches. Good or a bit better, surface better than average. $100.00

GROUP III ".HIBE RNIA.", Halfpenny, 1760 "VOOE" type, no punctuation, C corrected from O or reverse C?, Breen 227, Nelson-Vlack 3, DF 574, Z. 7-E.; Very Fine 25, above average smooth surfaces, well centered, well struck and having an excellent appearance, from a Superior auction where its specific variety was not recognized. $ 350.00

"JAMES III PORTRAIT", Halfpenny (Group IV), Rev. Two large Rosettes After A, Breen 231, Seaby H 227, Nelson-Vlack 10, DF 575, Z. 13-K. Discovered by Nelson about 1905. Listed by Breen as RARE, VG-Fine, above average surface. $550.00

 

NOVA CONSTELLATIO COPPERS

Wyon's "Constellatio Nova" 1783, Blunt Rays, "CONSTELATIO" type, Red Book, p. 52, Crosby 3-C Pl. VII, 26, Breen 1109, Fine-Very Fine, medium brown well above average smooth surfaces.  $370.00

1785, Pointed Rays, Narrow 5, Pellets at date, coarse pointed dentils, Die break in leaves. Red Book p. 52, Crosby 3-B, Breen 1111, Fine, some rougher surface areas but better than many of this type, medium brown color, reverse legend strong, weaker center as is typical. $245.00

 

CONNECTICUT

1785 cent, Draped Bust Facing Right, Miller 6.4-I (R-4+), COMPANY FOR COINING COPPERS, NEW HAVEN, Short ribbon, colon in legends, ETLIR variety. INDE:, Breen 837, struck from warn dies, Very Good-Fine, some detail in bust and rev., planchet flaw on obv. near "ORI", OK surfaces for type, light porosity...$220.00 (ON HOLD)

1787 cent, Draped Bust Facing Left, 4 obv. cinquefoils, 2 cinquefoils after INDE:, No cinquefoil after ETLIB, (6 vars.) Breen 830, Very Good-Fine, some detail in bust and rev., better than average surfaces. $ 150.00

1787 cent, Draped Bust facing Left, Miller 32.2-X, Breen 852, Jarvis & Co, AUCTORI., 4 obverse cinquefoils, periods in legends, "CONNEC." Light to medium brown smooth semi-glossy surfaces, wear even, nice detail. POR 

 

MASSACHUSETTS AUTHORIZED ISSUE

1787 CENT, Arrows in left talon, 4 leaves, "Horned Eagle", Red Book, p. 57, Ryder 2b-A. Breen 960, Fine- / Very Fine-, medium brown surface, apparently, showing to naked eye largely smooth surface, which with magnification, shows very light porosity, and few small ticks/bumps here and there.  $595.00

 

NEW JERSEY

1787 Small Planchet, Curved Bean, shield does have light outline, Red Book, p. 65, Maris 39a (R-4), Very Good, dark tone with lighter highlights (may have been cleaned in the far past), rougher surfaces but clear serpent heads, shield, and fairly good date. Very slight clip at 1K. $150.00

1787, Large Planchet, Rahway Mint, Straight Beam, Short handles without balls, Legend not near either end of plow, Very Fine, near perfect state of dies, both sides semi-glossy, light field porosity, dark orange, edge dent reverse at "NU", and small edge nick at below bottom right. Planchet defect in center obverse.  Rare desirable horizontal die state flaw in right center shield. $ 650.00

 

NEW JERSEY - ST. PATRICK'S FARTHING (Please note that a new book has come out about this series and we will have additional citations for coins below and items to add soon.)

St. Patrick's Farthing N.D.(1682) Nothing below King, brass shows on crown, Breen 208, Red Book, p.38-29 63rd edition, VG-/Poor, POR

St. Patrick (Newbie's) Farthing, N.D., Seabeasts below King, with brass splasher at crown, Breen 211, slightly clipped flan, nice medium dark brown surface, Fine-Very Fine...........POR

 

ROSA AMERICANA/COINAGE OF WILLIAM WOOD

1722 PENNY, BATH METAL, "UTILE DULCI", Very Good-, Date very weak, almost obliterated, small graffiti "I" in obverse right of bust. Breen 116.  $125.00

 

VERMONT

VERMONT, 1785 Landscape, VERMONTIS type, Ryder 4 (R-4+) seldom seen, rare and desirable. Fine, plow weak, VERMONTIS strong, landscape strong.      $ 1,600.00

VERMONT, CENT 1788, RR-20, Bressett KB 10-L, Breen 719; Obv. Standard Head, Pellet Stops, Single exergue Line, Rev. Short seated figure,  "RARE"  re Breen, Good, scrape at 11K on rev. Lt. porosity. PRICE ON REQUEST

VERMONT, Cent 1788, Machin Mills Type, Group I, Breen 726, RR-27,"VERMON.",   "AUCTORI", Rev. INDE * ET LIB*, Breen 726, F-VF-, Lightly rough surface. This is a bit better than average coin despite its surface. $850.00

 

 

VIRGINIA

HALF CENT 1773, No period after GEORGVS, Slight porosity in fields, dark color and good strike.  Listed in Red Book, p. 24. VF+/XF-  $275.00

 

NORTH AMERICAN TOKEN

"1781" NORTH AMERICAN TOKEN, Obv. Seated female figure, legend and date; Rev. Ship right, "COMMERCE" above. Breen 1144, Breton 1013, Haxby-Willey 15, Red Book, p.53. VG+/Fine, Nice surface for condition and variety.   Minted in Dublin at later date and used in America. $75.00

 

KENTUCKY TOKEN

These tokens were struck in England about 1792-94. Each star in the triangle represents a state, identified by its initial letter with K for Kentucky at the top.  This coin has the lettered edge with "PAYABLE IN LANDCASTER,...." it has AU details as graded by NGC, and is guaranteed authentic but has been "whizzed" according to NGC.  Red Book, page 71.  Of the market for more than 50 years. Lovely coin to look at despite being cleaned very long ago, just $450.00.   

TALBERT, ALLUM, & LEE CENTS

CENT, 1794, w/New York, Red Book, p.72, Breen 1029, V. Good-Fine+, nice surface, Drapery weak, rope on bail complete, partial waves, date and lettering strong, lower center weakly struck. $100.00

CENT, 1795, Red Book, p.72, Breen 1035, Numismatic Guaranty Corporation (NGC) AU-55 Brown,  nice surface, strong strike, Lovely brown with mint red around devices, a very choice coin indeed,   $780.00

 

WASHINGTON PIECES/TOKENS

"1783" "UNITY STATES" Birmingham Token Cents, draped bust left, "Washington & Independence", rev. wreath and "ONE CENT", fraction 1/100, Unity States of America", Berry below F, "Napoleon Portrait", 28.6 mm, Vlack 27-W, Breen 1188,  Ex. Fine, med. brown, nice surface. $600.00

DRAPED BUST, WITH BUTTON ON DRAPERY, 1783, Period after final S in initials, no dot in D Rev., rev. figure sitting on crate with poll and cap. Breen 1199, Breen lists variety as VERY RARE, mostly found in low grades, this one is VERY FINE with some minor roughness and small planchet defect in right top obv. field, overall appearance is nice for grade.  Page 76, Red Book for type.  PRICE ON REQUEST

MILITARY BUST, "1783" BIRMINGHAM CENTS, Large Bust left type, Baker 4, Breen 1203, Red Book p.76, "Washington & Independence", Rev. liberty seated left with olive branch, "United States", initials below figure. Ingram eng., Soho Mint, F-VF dark brown, despite a few sm. lt. digs on rev. nice surface for grade.  $120.00

UNDATED, DOUBLE HEAD CENT, Light porosity, light old scr. on obv. right of bust, Baker 6, Vlack 28-Y, Breen 1204, P.76 Red Book, VF-,  $250.00

HANCOCK'S WASHINGTON CENT 1791, Large Eagle reverse, date on Obverse, Baker 15, Crosby plate X, edge lettered: "UNITED STATES OF AMERICA".* .", Breen 1206, Red Book p. 77, AU plus, VIRTUALLY UNC.  $2,400.00

1795 "HALFPENNY", "LIBERTY & SECURITY" SERIES, "Kempson's half pence", Bust facing right, Plain edge, Breen 1262, Baker 31 footnote, Atkins 176c, D & H Middx. 1052c, ("& Sec." little off planchet, as is common) VERY RARE per Breen, semi-thin flans, borders incomplete as is norm, lt. old scratches obv, nice surface, Red Book p.80, Fine+,  $265.00

 

FUGIO COPPERS CENT

FUGIO, 1787 This is the earliest for circulation US coin, minted under contract of the Confederation government to James Jarvis. "States United" type with cinquefoils, pointed rays, close date. Newman/Kessler 8-X, the much sought type with the die break completely across the sun dial, down through the E of BUSINESS and ending at the rim.  Kessler rates it R-4 in AU and low R-5 in Unc. This is virtually UNC. with smooth surface, some mint color, but with light small porosity area on Rev. at 4 O'Clock, struck strongly in center reverse, more weakly at edges. Strongly struck on Obverse, with great sun dial, sun, rays and lettering except at die break at bottom. NY Bank Horde type. Virtually UNC. $2,400.00

 

GENERAL INFORMATION

We would be most pleased to obtain a specific want list of American coins you are searching for in the colonial and copper series. We are active buyers of quality and also attend auctions on behalf of clients and for our own account. In the former case, we charge a modest fee of between 3-10%, depending on total, which usually is saved by not paying retail taxes and cost of personal attendance. Our knowledge of numismatics, which spans five decades, would be in your service in inspecting and assessing possible auction lots, and in searching the American and foreign market.

All coins are guaranteed genuine and have money back terms of 15 days from date of shipment, if in unopened original packaging. All coins are sent insured registered mail with additional cost of $5.00.h Foreign orders are sent registered mail at buyers risk. Foreign orders min. air postage $18.50, or send for pro forma invoice. D.C. residents please add 6% sales tax. Alternative choices are encouraged. You may reserve your coins via e-mail, or phone. All coins are subject to prior sale.

HIGHEST PRICES PAID FOR QUALITY COINS

We are always seeking to buy quality and scarce coins. We pay the highest prices in the market for coins we need. Please send all coins via insured registered mail for our offer and payment. All coins well be held subject to your acceptance. Include an invoice, listing all coins in detail, and your printed full name, address, and telephone number in the package. We can't make a firm offer without seeing the coins, but, alternatively, you may send a list and pictures with your selling price, and we will respond to your offer.

  2010