USA Coins

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Large Cents

 

WU-4978:  USA 1795 Large Cent.  Liberty cap type, plain edge.  £159

 

WU-5521:  USA 1797 Large Cent.  Draped Bust type.  £175

 

WU-5823:  USA 1798 Large Cent.  Draped Bust type.  £295

 

WU-4988:  USA 1853 Large Cent.  Young head.  Stunning grade.  £29

 

 

 

Colonial

 

WU-6057:  1688 American Plantation Token.  Struck in tin during the reign of James II (a short reigned king who ended up abdicating the throne) and under licence to Richard Holt.  These was the first ever officially authorised coinage (under Royal Patent) to be struck for the American Colonies.  Struck in tin in an effort to help the ailing Cornish tin industry of the time and as a result, a most reactive metal that lasted only a year or so before showing signs of corrosion (see the write up on this website re the tin halfpennies of William & Mary).  There was a re-strike in 1828 (from original dies) but those re-strikes always have a major die flaw due to a cracked die.  This token is from 1688.  Interestingly, this example was found in the River Thames (London) which is why it has survived so well (anaerobic conditions).  A rare token.  £235

 

WU-5482:  1672-94 American “Elephant” Copper Merchant Token.  Obverse hand engraved, “RALPH SHARROCK 1731”.  A rare, early American coin with an early American inscription.  Further research needed.  £495

 

WU-6078:  1674 Irish / American “St Patrick’s” Copper Farthing.  Struck by Mark Newby in Dublin (Ireland), circa 1670-75 and bought to New Jersey soon after.  The coinage was made legal tender by the General Assembly of New Jersey in May 1682.  This coin has unusually good detail as well as the copper anti counterfeiting plug.  A rare coin.  £399 

 

WU-5198:  1722 Rosa Americana Copper Halfpenny.  In general circulation in America, alongside the Woods issues, pre Independence!  £85

 

WU-5818:  1723 Rosa Americana Copper Halfpenny.  Lovely grade.  In general circulation in America, alongside the Woods issues, pre Independence!  £325

 

WU-6089:  1723 Rosa Americana Copper TWOPENCE.  Breen 92.  Lovely grade.  In general circulation in America, alongside the Woods issues, pre Independence!  £385

 

WU-6333:  1723 Irish American William Wood Copper Halfpenny.  Much better grade than normally seen.  See Irish section

 

WU-5627:  1760 Irish “VOCE POPULI” Copper Halfpenny.  Type 9.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  See Irish section

 

WU-5628:  1760 Irish “VOCE POPULI” Copper Halfpenny.  Type 9, P below.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  See Irish section

 

WU-5629:  1760 Irish “VOCE POPULI” Copper Halfpenny.  Type 4.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  See Irish section

 

WU-5630:  1760 Irish “VOCE POPULI” Copper Halfpenny.  Type 5.  Ex Colin Cooke collection.  See Irish section

 

WU-4135:  1773 American Virginia Cent.  Nice grade, pre Independence American copper coin.  £195

 

WU-5431:  1787 Connecticut Colonial Copper Halfpenny.  Horned bust variety, plain edge.  £179

 

WU-6353:  1788 Barbadoes Copper Penny.  George III Colonial copper currency.  £85

 

WU-4420:  1781 North America Copper Ship Token.  Private token after Confederation.  Struck in Ireland (Dublin) for use in the new USA close to the Canadian border.  £199

 

WU-5158:  1783 George Washington Draped Bust Piece.  Plain edge, no button type.  £89

 

WU-4352:  1793 George Washington Ship Halfpenny.  Trade “Condor” issue.  Dalton & Hamer 1051.  Very nice grade for type.  Rare.  £355

 

 

 

Other

 

WU-5598:  1862 John Gault’s US Civil War Encased Postage Stamp Currency.  US blue 1c stamp encased behind mica with the reverse advertising AYER’S SARSAPARRILA.  http://choyt48.home.comcast.net/~choyt48/encased_postage_run.htm.  This page gives a full and detailed account of the Ayer’s encased postage stamps.  High grade and rare.  £625

 

WG-5960:  1806 George III Copper Halfpenny – USA (New York) Interest.  A well used (and travelled?) George III copper halfpenny with a crude hand engraved inscription reading, “MY HOME NEW YORK WILL ALWAYS BE”.  In addition, the owner has added an unusual contrasting brass loop in order for this to be worn as a pendant.  Could this have been in the pocket of one of the early English people migrating to the US?  See Love Tokens in the Medals section.