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Eye Appealing Colonial Coins Do Exist

MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,519 ✭✭✭✭✭

Well, these are appealing to my eye, anyway...a couple from the current collection and a couple I've owned in the past. For those that collect colonials, what are your most eye appealing pieces?




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    TomBTomB Posts: 20,733 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I don't own them any longer, but in my experience the Massachusetts cents and half-cents were often made to a higher standard than many other coins of this era. In combination with the Native American motif, the better initial production quality could make them quite appealing.

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,519 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @TomB said:
    I don't own them any longer, but in my experience the Massachusetts cents and half-cents were often made to a higher standard than many other coins of this era. In combination with the Native American motif, the better initial production quality could make them quite appealing.

    I agree. They can be quite nice. Unfortunately, I've never owned one. I don't know why. I'll have to change that.

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,519 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2windy2fish said:
    Not mine anymore but lovely none the less!

    Indeed it is!

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    BoosibriBoosibri Posts: 11,867 ✭✭✭✭✭

    That Pine Tree is great!

    PS...Welcome back. Havent seen you post in a while

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would concur with your eye appeal assertion with those examples! They are great!

    I only own what I consider an eye appealing Fugio example and I'm not sure if that is officially known as a colonial?

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,519 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Boosibri said:
    That Pine Tree is great!

    PS...Welcome back. Havent seen you post in a while

    Thanks!

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,519 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    Here's a few, although the color is not always original.

    All are very nice Bill! Thanks for posting them.

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,519 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    I would concur with your eye appeal assertion with those examples! They are great!

    I only own what I consider an eye appealing Fugio example and I'm not sure if that is officially known as a colonial?

    Thanks! I consider a Fugio as colonial and it's one of my favorites. I'd like to see yours!

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,519 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @2windy2fish and @Catbert - those are great! Thanks for posting!

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    MidLifeCrisisMidLifeCrisis Posts: 10,519 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Floridafacelifter and @burfle23 - Excellent contributions to the thread! Wow! Thanks for posting.

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Zoins as I recall, that error Fugio went for a pretty penny! I drooled over that too, but out of my league due to cost. Do you remember the final bid?

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    burfle23burfle23 Posts: 2,192 ✭✭✭✭✭

    After I sold my main large cent collection this summer I started on Vermonts; bought the books and started an NGC registry set around the baby head.

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    Fugio1787Fugio1787 Posts: 42 ✭✭✭

    One of my favorites

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    CatbertCatbert Posts: 6,604 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @burfle23 said:
    After I sold my main large cent collection this summer I started on Vermonts; bought the books and started an NGC registry set around the baby head.

    Impressive! I must say though I find the baby head depiction ugly!

    There is a charm with an ugly design as I find the Matron Head large cent Ms Liberty to be unattractive as well. Yet I want to buy one at some point!

    "Got a flaming heart, can't get my fill"
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    rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some beautiful colonials here for sure. @MidLifeCrisis that is a gorgeous Pine Tree Shilling. Always hoped I would find one of those locally while MD'ing... Certainly possible in the area I live... But no luck so far. Cheers, RickO

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    oldabeintxoldabeintx Posts: 1,637 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Since foreign coin types that circulated in the US have been included, here is a recent acquisition that I think is a very pretty coin, mainly because of the portrait. A 6400R from Brazil.

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    ashelandasheland Posts: 22,694 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great stuff in here!

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    airplanenutairplanenut Posts: 21,910 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Growing up in NJ, I had my eye on an NJ copper since I first started collecting in grade school and three were in the display case at my local shop for years. Maybe it's sentimental, but I've always liked the design, and even with decent wear, I still think the design is attractive. By the time I had the funds to buy an example, my tastes improved and my desired quality continually outgrew my budget. It took 13 years or so, but I bought this at the Baltimore show the weekend after I graduated college.

    At some point I'd like to get a higher grade example, but I think this one is great for what it is, not to mention the stories it could tell.


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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @BillJones said:
    Here's a few, although the color is not always original.

    Wow Bill! Thanks for the numismatic Colonial history lesson!

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    lkeneficlkenefic Posts: 7,829 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Beautiful coins everyone!! Here's my lonely low grade example...


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    braddickbraddick Posts: 23,120 ✭✭✭✭✭

    IMHO there are no unappealing Colonial coins.
    Everyone has charm and grace, which is appealing, no matter their shape.

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,900 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @Catbert said:
    @Zoins as I recall, that error Fugio went for a pretty penny! I drooled over that too, but out of my league due to cost. Do you remember the final bid?

    It sold for a strong $55,200. As a double struck, it's not in the $100k range, but still very strong and very lovely coin.

    Here's the auction listing:

    https://auctions.stacksbowers.com/lots/view/3-VL10X/1787-fugio-cent-pointed-rays-newman-11-b-w-6785-rarity-4-united-states-4-cinquefoils-double-struck-ms-63-bn-pcgs

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    ZoinsZoins Posts: 33,900 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited December 8, 2022 7:46AM

    @oldabeintx said:
    Since foreign coin types that circulated in the US have been included, here is a recent acquisition that I think is a very pretty coin, mainly because of the portrait. A 6400R from Brazil.

    That coin is in great condition for being so old!

    Here's a colonial foreign coin I wanted, but I was too late at CRO. These come nice, but it's still hard to find them this nice.

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