Highlights of My Coin Collection

100 BCE Greek Coin
100 BCE Greek Coin

These coins are still dug up today in great quantities all over the Middle East. Each kingdom had minted its own coins. Due to the fact that there were so many Kingdoms, it is nearly impossible to categorize them all.

1723 Colonial Woods Hibernia Half Penny
1723 Colonial Woods Hibernia Half Penny
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Actually a token, issued under the patent granted to William Wood to strike coinage for America and Ireland. These coins were struck in large numbers, but were not popular. On the obverse is King George I, on the reverse is a seated female with a harp - representing Hibernia (the Irish equivalent of Britannia)

 

 

1773 Colonial Virginia Half Penny
1773 Colonial Virginia Half Penny

In response to a coin shortage, the Colony of Virginia struck this copper halfpenny. The likeness of King George III on the obverse and the seal of the Colony of Virginia on the Reverse.

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1783 Unity Cent

Following the revolution, George Washington became a national hero and idol to such a degree that he was virtually worshipped. Washington became the subject of many tokens and coins. These were issued from 1783 to 1795, when official federal coinage started. These coins are actually classified as "celebration pieces".

 

 

1791 Colonial Southampton Half Penney
1791 Colonial Southampton Half Penney.

This is an example of a coin that circulated in America until the 1850s, when coin production reached a sufficient number. This coin is a promissory token. Edge of coin reads "PAYABLE AT THE OFFICE OF W. TAYLOR R. V. MOODY AND Co

1832 US Half Dime
1832 US Half Dime

This dime is called the "Liberty Cap" dime, and was minted from 1829 to 1837. The production of 1832 was 965,000 pieces.

1836 Large Cent
1836 Large Cent

After the war of 1812, the production started in 1816 with a new penny design. This coin was referred to as the "Matron Head"; as liberty seems to be protrayed as an older woman.

 

1839 Large Cent (SillyHead)
1839 Large Cent (SillyHead)

In 1837 the final design changes of the large cent were made. There were several variations of the design including this variation called the "Silly Head".

 

 

1840 Large Cent
1840 Large Cent

Production of the 1840 large cent was about 2,462,700 pieces.

 

 

 

   

1847 Large Cent
1847 Large Cent

This is an very fine example of an 1847 large cent.

1857 Flying Eagle Cent
1857 Flying Eagle Cent

This coin was a very unpopular cent. The coin was rejected because of the change from the larger variety to this small (modern size) cent, coupled with the fact that the new cent was a lighter color because of the 12% nickel alloy. This coin was minted for only 3 years - 1856 to 1858.

 

1859 Indian Cent
1859 Indian Cent

James Longacre, the designer of the Flying Eagle Cent, is also the designer of the Indian Head Cent. This coin replaced the Flying Eagle Cent in 1859. The portrait is really not an Indian, but Liberty with an Indian headress. Some say it is an Indian Maiden.

1862 Silver Half Dime
1862 Silver Half Dime
1865 3 Cent Nickel
1865 3 Cent Nickel
1877 Carson City Minted Quarter
1877 Carson City Minted Quarter
1884 Nickel
1884 Nickel
1887 Indian Cent
1887 Indian Cent
1906 Nickel
1906 Nickel
1908 Dime
1908 Dime
1908 Indian Cent
1908 Indian Cent
1914 Quarter
1914 Quarter
1923 Peace Dollar
1923 Peace Dollar
1926 Dime
1926 Dime
1943 Nazi 50DM
1943 Nazi 50DM