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1652 Oak Tree 6 Pence PCGS AU53 (CAC)

1652 Oak Tree 6 Pence PCGS AU53 (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #16134713 cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 2/0 – 4/0 Higher

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1652 Pine Tree 3 Pence PCGS VF25

1652 Pine Tree 3 Pence PCGS VF25

An incredibly historic piece is offered here. The Pine Tree is visible on the obverse and all the details are still nicely struck up. Because of the simplicity of the first “New England” coinage that just had the letter “NE” on the obverse and roman numerals on the reverse, coins were easy to counterfeit and changes were soon made. A contract between the General Court and coiner John Hull resulted in the minting of the Willow, Oak and Pine Tree series. Rather than simply using the older hammer striking method Richard Doty theorized that Hull changed to a rocker arm press. The dies needed for a rocker arm press were different from dies used in the hammer strike method. A rocker press used large-sized rectangular shaped dies with a curved face so that the die could rock back and forth. The image for the coin was then engraved on the curved face of the rocker, one for the obverse and reverse.

PCGS Cert #28652723

PCGS / NGC Population: 6/0 Higher 44/0

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1760 No “P” Half Pence Hibernia-Voce Populi NGC MS64BN

1760 No “P” Half Pence Hibernia-Voce Populi NGC MS64BN

Manufactured in Dublin, Ireland by a button maker, these coins, along with numerous others, found there way to the New World and were used out of neccessity due to the lack of circulating coinage. Listed in the 2010 edition of the “Red Book”, with a value of $2,600 in MS-60. A great addition to a collection of Colonial coins.

NGC Cert #3171979002

PCGS / NGC Population: n/a

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1760 ½ Pence Voce Populi PCGS MS62 BN (CAC)

1760 ½ Pence Voce Populi PCGS MS62 BN (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #16984153 cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 8/0 – 17/0 Higher

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1773 Virginia, Period Half Penny PCGS MS64RD (CAC)

1773 Virginia, Period Half Penny PCGS MS64RD (CAC)

A provision in the 1609 charter for the colony of Virginia included royal authorization for the minting of its own coins. For reasons lost to time, that event didn’t take place for another 150 years. On the eve of the American Revolution, Virginia had approximately five tons of copper halfpence struck at the Tower Mint, although most of them were not release until hostilities stopped.

While there are specimens that show considerable wear, most surviving pieces can trace their roots to a keg of coins that remained intact until right before the Civil War. Almost all coins from that hoard were uncirculated, showing some degree of mint red. Throughout the next 150 years many were mishandled, mellowed in color, and/or acquired carbon spots.

This coin, after 237 years, remains pristine. Slightly mellowed, this piece shows non of the carbon spots that normally plague this issue.

PCGS Cert #21079779cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 30/- -1 graded higher

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1787 Connecticut Cent, Mailed Bust Left, Horned, PCGS AU58 (CAC)

1787 Connecticut Cent, Mailed Bust Left, Horned, PCGS AU58 (CAC)

In 1785 the state of Connecticut granted the right to strike coins to the foursome of Bishop, Hopkins, Goodrich, and Hillhouse although they probably never actually struck any themselves. As was common practice then, the duty of minting was farmed out to someone else; in this case Broome and Platt (formerly of New York). The dies themselves were probably prepared by Abel Buell, who also produced the dies for the famous Fugio cents of 1787.

This piece is well struck on a terrific planchet (not just for the Connecticut issues, but virtually all Colonials) and sports beautiful light brown to tan surfaces. A perfect example for those wishing to acquire true Americana.

PCGS Cert #12576305cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 3/3 Higher: 2/2
CAC Population: 1/0

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1787 Massachusetts Arrows in Left Talon Cent PCGS XF40 (CAC)

1787 Massachusetts Arrows in Left Talon Cent PCGS XF40 (CAC)

Here is a great representative of one of America’s earliest coinage. Nice chocolate brown surfaces do not take away from the sharpness of the Indian on the obverse and eagle on the reverse. These coins were produced from handmade dies which in turn offer many variations in the design.

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PCGS Cert # 13689687cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 13/5 Higher: 42/16
CAC Population/Higher: n/a

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1787 New Jersey Cent, Outlined Shield, PCGS AU58

1787 New Jersey Cent, Outlined Shield, PCGS AU58

Struck in the second year of production, this is the classic “outlined shield” variety. As with most Colonial issues, planchet and color play a vital part in evaluating them. The color seen on this piece lies somewhere between milk chocolate and dark chocolate (think York Peppermint Patty). A lovely specimen with just a tich of wear. Sure to please.

PCGS Cert #19135606

PCGS / NGC Population: 6/2 Higher: 8/3
CAC Population: 1/0

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1788 Massachusetts Half Cent PCGS MS63BN (CAC)

1788 Massachusetts Half Cent PCGS MS63BN (CAC)

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PCGS Cert #25016775cac

PCGS Population: 5 Higher: 11
CAC Population/Higher: -/-

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1788 New Jersey Cent, Head Right, PCGS XF45 (CAC)

1788 New Jersey Cent, Head Right, PCGS XF45 (CAC)

The issuing of these coins was first authorized by the New Jersey General Assembly in the summer of 1786. By the time this piece was struck, two years later, the Colonialist responsible for the production of them had pretty much worked out most of the problems that plagued the earlier issues.

This coin is the quintessential XF45. Perfect for the grade. Exhibiting just the slightest amount of wear, along with a beautifully preserved, light tan in color, planchet.

PCGS Cert #19440882cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 7/1 Higher: 8/2
CAC Population: 1/0

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1794 Cent, Talbot, New York PCGS MS65BN (CAC)

1794 Cent, Talbot, New York PCGS MS65BN (CAC)

A very interesting coin used in trade to India by Talbot, Allum & Lee. These coins were placed in circulation in 1794 and 1795 and were payable at the store for one Cent. Many of these coins were later cut down and used in planchets for half Cents. This coin offered here is not the normal condition found, super glossy surfaces with a clean, clear strike. Very high end!

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PCGS Cert # 4959462cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 3/0 Higher: 1/0
CAC Population/Higher: n/a

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1795 Talbot Cent PCGS MS65RB

1795 Talbot Cent PCGS MS65RB

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PCGS Cert #3733183

PCGS / NGC Population: 9/0 Higher: 0/0
CAC Population/Higher: n/a

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Ireland 1760 Voce Populi Half Pence PCGS F12 (CAC)

Ireland 1760 Voce Populi Half Pence PCGS F12 (CAC)

Although minted in Ireland, there is no doubt that these circulated in America during the later half of the 18th century. Pleasing milk chocolate surfaces add to the desirability of this piece.

PCGS Cert #26315329cac

PCGS / NGC Population: 8/NA Higher: 251/NA
CAC Population/Higher: NA

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Mexico 1807-Mo TH 8R PCGS MS62

Mexico 1807-Mo TH 8R PCGS MS62

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PCGS Cert #26207030

PCGS / NGC Population: 3/4 Higher: 1/0

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Contact Information

Numismatic Americana Incorporated
P.O. Box 608
Chester, NJ 07930

William Shamhart, Jr.
Phone: 1-908-962-1500
email: Bill@numismaticamericana.com

Notes on Our Next Show

ANA World's Fair of Money

August 5-9, 2014
Donald E. Stehpens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

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Show Schedule

ANA World's Fair of Money
August 5-9, 2014
Donald E. Stehpens Convention Center
Rosemont, IL

Long Beach Coin Expo
September 4-6, 2014
Long Beach Convention Center
Long Beach, CA

The Silver Dollar & Rare Coin Expo
October 16-18, 2014
Greater Saint Charles Convention Center
Saint Charles, MO

Whitman Coin & Collectibles Expo
Table 511
October 30-November 2, 2014
Baltimore Convention Center
Baltimore, MD

58th Money Show of the Southwest
December 4-6, 2014
George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston, TX

Central States Numismatic Society
April 22-25, 2015
Schaumburg Convention Center
Schaumburg, IL