Colonials

Massachusetts Silver

Image Description Price
1652 Oak Tree Shilling 

Noe-8

1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree Shilling, Noe-8, R6+ to R7 (See Ford Sale). 70 grains. Sharpness of VF to EF but lightly granular (coin in hand looks much nicer then my photos). Straight mint made clip, verified by full weight. Typical striking weakness on letter and adjacent letter but very bold tree, date and denomination. An extremely rare variety missing from many collections.  SOLD
1652 Pine Tree Shilling

Noe-20

1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling, Noe-20, R7, Extremely Rare (4-12 Known). Sharpness of VF, PCGS Graded F15, Probably due to die state, (coin in hand looks nicer then my photos). Nice bold tree, All legends date and denomination clear and complete. An extremely rare variety missing from many collections. Slab Image SOLD
1652 Pine Tree III Pence 

Noe-34

1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree III Pence, Noe-34, R4. Virtually full weight. Sharpness of EF and quite choice (except for the hole!) Priced accordingly. You MUST tell me you do not plan to have it repaired! SOLD

Saint Patrick Halfpenny

Image Description Price
St. Pat 1663-1672 Choice VG+ to Fine. Excellent color with bright splasher. Problem free with smooth, glossy surfaces. Good choice for a type coin.  SOLD

Hibernia Halfpenny

Image Description Price
M.3.1-Bb.3 1722 Hibernia Halfpenny-R5. HARP LEFT. VF+. Some patches of raised crud on the obverse and some old scratches at the center as well. Appears to have a high brass content. A large dramatic break under the bust. Comes with a strange large brown old collectors envelope.  SOLD
M.4.98-C.6 1722 Hibernia Halfpenny-R6. HARP RIGHT. AU-. Very sharp but both sides exhibit light granularity and priced accordingly. Otherwise good color and no major marks. A very rare variety.  SOLD
M.5.2-C.2 1722 Hibernia Halfpenny-R5. Fine with a few marks and pits. A rare obverse type which is shared with a 1723 dated reverse, 'Breen 150a' now known as (M.5.2-Fb.2). This discovery was announced by me in CNL Volume 32, No 2 Serial No. 91 after I found and identified the discovery coin. This obverse a rare find in itself. See below for an example of M.5.2-Fb.2  SOLD
M.4.5-Gc-24 1723 Hibernia Halfpenny-R7. F+. LDS, very late die state of obverse. Reverse lamination at date area. Doubled Ribbons. Large die break obverse. An extremely rare variety. 

***SOLD***

SOLD
M.4.16-Gc-3 1723 Hibernia Halfpenny Fine. Bit scratchy. Large straight clip-Rare error for this type.  SOLD
M.4.44-Gc-22 1723 Hibernia Halfpenny-R5. AVF for sharpness but a few small dents and less then perfect surfaces. Heavy break at throat. A VLDS, later in fact then the example of the LDS in the Martin work and will be plated in the update. NOTE: The color is not nearly as brick red as the picture implies.  $190.00
M.4.47-Gb-7 1723 Hibernia Halfpenny-R4. VG or so and holed and plugged but interesting breaks and cud.  SOLD
M.4.58-Gc-27 1723 Hibernia Halfpenny. Sharpness of VF but the surfaces exhibit and even roughness. Unlisted die state and rare as such.  $175.00
M.4.86-Gc-40 1723 Hibernia Halfpenny-R4. AVF. Unlisted reverse die state. Large break from back of neck to harpies' wing.  SOLD
M.4.90-Gc-37a 1723 Hibernia Halfpenny-R5. Choice AU. Nice medium brown color and good hard surfaces. Small clip K11. Type with 2 stops after date. Comes with a strange large brown old collectors envelope.  SOLD
M.5.2-Fb.2 1723 Hibernia Halfpenny-R6. EF sharpness but some patches of encrustation especially on the obverse. This being an example is a Mule of the variety mentioned above, '1722 Hibernia Halfpenny M.5.2-C.2'. Basically a 1722 type obverse with a 1723 dated reverse. A very rare variety and major type. NOTE how this 1723 variety and the 1722 variety obverses carry the same obv. designation.  SOLD

Vermont

Image Description Price
RR.6-01 1786 Vermont RR.6  VERMONTENSIUM. R3. Choice VG+. Only an uneven strike keeps this virtually flawless piece affordable and the grade down. As you can see the strike is weak at K6 obv weakening some legends, actually gone in places, the plow and date. The 786 of the date can be faintly but clearly seen in hand. Great color and surfaces and other then the strike problem free. SOLD
RR.6-02 1786 Vermont RR.6, PCGS-XF40, VERMONTENSIUM. R3. Choice XF with the date a little low due to centering and with a small natural flaw at the 6, but fully readable. Great color and surfaces and very rare in this grade and condition with only a handful known this nice. Slab Image SOLD
RR.7

In Slab

1786 VERMONT LANDSCAPE RR7. PCGS XF45. CHOICE & EX. RARE AS SUCH

Only the slightest weakness and a bit of original unstruck Planchet showing near edge at 9 O'clock and adjacent area on reverse. possibly a bit thinner there or just a touch of uneven or strike weakness. Otherwise totally CHOICE, Virtually Flawless with NICE COLOR and perfectly Centered. the images just don’t do this piece justice. Well balanced with excellent eye appeal. Premium Quality. 

Any Colonial is Scarce, any CHOICE Colonial is RARE. CHOICE and Virtually Flawless VERMONTS are almost unheard of.

Excellent for major Redbook type or variety collectors. RR7 is much harder to find then Redbook Type of RR6.

ALL XF's ARE NOT EQUAL. Even PCGS Certified XF45's. Hunt around on eBay or anywhere else and compare this EF45 to any others at any price. You will never regret purchasing or feel the need to upgrade this coin. One of my favorites and sorry to have to sell.

A Rare Opportunity for both VERMONT Variety and Type Collectors…
SOLD
RR.10-01 1786 Vermont RR.10 BUST LEFT. R4. Nearly choice. An all around exceptional piece. AEF. Nice light brown/tan color with only lightly granular surfaces. There are a few flaws mostly on the reverse but only one small flaw on the obverse, at center. That in itself rare for RR.10 but there is also a full bold date as are all other features including a BOLD wheat sheaf in the center of the shield. Very few RR.10's exhibit this feature, only the best strikes on full planchets. See the write up in Tony Carlotto's great book on Vermont's for more details on these full strikes. SOLD
RR.11-01 1786 Vermont RR.11 BUST LEFT. R4. Sharpness of F15 and unusually flawless for this issue but with so much of the date off the flan I need to vale it around VG. Decent color and glossy surfaces. SOLD
RR.11-02 1786 Vermont RR.11 BUST LEFT. R4. Sharpness of AEF but a few too many flaws, as usual, to hold that grade. Otherwise with decent color and surfaces and some very strong details, such as the shield and full date. SOLD
RR.31-01 1788 Vermont RR.31 GEORGIVS III REX. R5-. AVF, a F18 but most have called it fully VF. The one negative is a few pin scratches on the obverse but all are toned over. The many positives are good color and surfaces. Both obverse and reverse are nicely centered and the reverse, even though appearing a bit weak, is unusually strong for this variety and sports a FULL DATE with only the bottom of the 8's just touching the edge.
This variety is also a Machin's Mills with the designation of Vlack 22-88VT and the reverse was also used on a Connecticut reverse "I".
SOLD

Massachusetts Cents

Image Description Price
Ryder 10-L 1788 Massachusetts Copper Cent, Ryder 10-L, VF net AVF. Sharpness of VF with weakness at CENT otherwise quite nice. Handsome coin and good choice for type. SOLD

New Jersey - See Books & Catalogs 

Image Description Price
M.17-k 1786 New Jersey M.17-k R4. Straight Plow Beam w/Knobbed Handles. Sharpness of VF but dark w/pits, crudely attractive. Priced accordingly.   SOLD
M.20-N 1786 New Jersey M.20-N R4+. Drunkin Die Cutter, Widest Shield. Sharpness of VF, tad dark w/light even granularity. No other problems. 

SOLD

M.23-P 1786 New Jersey M.23-P G to VG w/great color and glossy surfaces. Just honest wear.  SOLD
M.25-S 1786 New Jersey M.25-S R5. Net F12, Ex C4 2008 Sale. Actually VF sharpness “but covered with very fine granularity” “all legends and most of date clear”. Date weak but readable. Usually found in Low Grades. A rare coin in any grade and still quite respectable.

Interestingly this coin belonged to me once before, I bought in in 1994 and it took me many years and many more dollars to upgrade it. I consigned it to this auction myself and it is still in my old envelope and includes the 2008 Lot ticket, Lot 348. It brought $475 back then plus the commission, $522.50

SOLD
M.29-L 1786 New Jersey M.29-L R4. Fine or better. Fairly early die state.  SOLD
M.38-a-01 1787 New Jersey M.38-a R5. Low grade and a bit scruffy but difficult to find in any grade.  SOLD
M.38-a-02 1787 New Jersey M.38-a R5. Another, a little scruffier then the above and moderately corroded with a crude edge flaw.  SOLD
M.43-Y 1787 New Jersey M.43-Y R4+. AF. Date very weak but good color and fairly smooth surfaces.  SOLD
M.44-d-01 1787 New Jersey M.44-d R4. Sleigh Runner Variety. Very Late Die State and very rare as such. Sharpness of F+ with a few small flaws. Prominent die crack from edge to above S thru REA above final A and to edge again.  SOLD
M.44-d-02 1787 New Jersey M.44-d R4. Another but w/date virtually gone and a few marks and very light scratches. Die crack partially visible but weak. Priced accordingly.  SOLD
M.45-d 1787 New Jersey M.45-d R5+. G+ to Very Good. Nice color with generally good surfaces save a few circulated over light pits. Date weak but fully readable. A rare coin in any grade. SOLD
M.50-f 1787 New Jersey M.50-f, HEAD LEFT, R3. Fine. Decent color with generally good surfaces save for a few lite bumps and 'depressions' on the reverse (which keeps the price down and affordable). Legends full and quite bold in places. Date, with recutting bold. A very popular major Redbook type. SOLD
M.52-i 1787 New Jersey M.52-i, R3. Sharpness of F15 but lightly corroded. No major marks and nice light brown color.  SOLD
M.62-q 1787 New Jersey M.62-q, R3. EDS. Large Planchet, Sprigs above Plow with WM hidden under Sprigs type. Choice AEF to full EF. A bit weak at centers which is not unusual for this variety. Nice color with good surfaces. A very popular major Redbook type. SOLD
M.63-s 1787 New Jersey M.63-s, R2. Large Planchet, Sprigs above Plow type. Choice AEF to full EF. A bit weak at centers which is not unusual for this variety. Nice color with good surfaces. A very popular major Redbook type. SOLD
M.64-t-01 1787 New Jersey M.64-t, R1. Large Planchet. VF. LDS w/crack from shield to edge. Unusual planchet flaw in center of obverse.  SOLD
M.64-t-02 1787 New Jersey M.64-t, R1. Small Planchet. AVF. Some original planchet showing at center of reverse. Missing Nodules. This is an interesting phenomena which seemingly only occurs with this variety. Most probably from grease filled dies in the area of the scroll below the horses head which impede some of the nodules from striking up. I had one similar to this in my personal collection, 2010 Stacks Americana Sale Lot 4352 and noted in that description, and have seen a few others, always on 64-t. A very attractive example.  SOLD
M.65-u-01 1788 New Jersey M.65-u, R4. VF. Struck on a unusual flawed planchet but with great color and surfaces. Large Planchet.  SOLD
M.65-u-02 1788 New Jersey M.65-u, R4. Sharpness of VF but with even corrosion on a crude planchet.  SOLD
M.65-u-03 1788 New Jersey M.65-u, R4. Low grade with flaws in centers and stuck on a crude planchet. Medal Turn.  SOLD
M.65-u-04 1788 New Jersey M.65-u, R4. Not much left to this one. Low grade and corroded but easily attributable. A decent hole filler. SOLD
M.68-W 1787 New Jersey M.68-W, R4. VF. Some old toned over light pin scratches and bits of corrosion but quite nice for this variety. Actually the two 'prominent' scratches in the picture are barely visible in hand, must be a lighting thing. This was my primary collection coin for many years.  SOLD

Connecticut

Image Description Price
M.33.3-W.1 1787 Connecticut M.33.3-W.1 R4. Sharpness of AU+ but fine coating of light corrosion. No marks or flaws.  SOLD
M.33.34-Z.11 1787 Connecticut M.33.34-Z.11 R5. VF. Nice color and surfaces.  SOLD
M.37.8-HH 1787 Connecticut M.37.8-HH R5+. VG to F. Great color with glossy surfaces but two heavy intentional cuts obverse, your guess is as good as mine. Very interesting.  SOLD
M.2-D 1788 Connecticut M.2-D Mailed Bust Right. EF for sharpness but the surfaces appear finely and evenly corroded. Priced accordingly. Sharp.  SOLD
M.14.2-A.2 1788 Connecticut M.14.2-A.2 R5. Sharpness of maybe VF but on a crude moderately granular planchet that brings the value way down. Struck medal turn. Possibly struck in brass.  SOLD
M.6-H 1788 Connecticut M.6-H R5+. F+ with great color and very nice glossy surfaces, Very late die state with bulging and other die failure. Clashed with incuse date visible on the obverse at K1.  SOLD

Machin's Mills - See Books & Catalogs 

Image Description Price
V.3-71B 1771 Machin's Mills V.3-71B R5, Rare. Sharpness of VF+. Virtually Flawless with no post-strike damage, but some very fine, but even granularity. All legends clear and date bold. Good Color and Nice eye appeal. $1350.00
V.3-71B V.3-71B
1771 Machin's Mills V.3-71B LDS reverse R5+, Rare. Sharpness of VF+. Some moderate reverse pitting. All legends clear and date bold. Good Color and Decent eye appeal.
$1475.00
V.6-72A 1772 Machin's Mills V.6-72A R6, Very Rare. Attractive F+. Nice mid-grade piece, Average+ circulated with a few light marks here and there consistent with grade, all legends clear and date bold. LDS weakening ‘N’ in legend. Good Color. Date $1995.00
V.3-74A 1774 Machin's Mills V.3-74A R5, Rare. AVF to VF. Nice mid-grade piece, Average+ circulated with a few light marks here and there consistent with grade, all legends clear and date bold. Nice Color. $950.00
V.7-74A 1774 Machin's Mills V.7-74A R5+. U in GEORGIUS. Sharpness of VF net F due to moderate but even corrosion across both sides. Priced accordingly.  SOLD
V.4-75A 1775 Machin's Mills V.4-75A R4, Very Scarce, but Much Rarer in this Grade and Condition. VF+ to EF. A couple of light marks and a bit of crud here and there. All legends and date very bold. VEDS and Choice. $2700.00
V.6-76A 1776 Machin's Mills V.6-76A R4. Very Scarce, but Much Rarer in this Grade and Condition. VF+. CHOICE Smooth and glossy. A couple light marks and an old toned over very light pin scratch on head, which got enhanced in photo but virtually invisible in hand. All legends clear and date bold. Excellent Color.  Date $1495.00
V.6-76A 1776 Machin's Mills V.6-76A (inv #2) R4. Very Scarce, but Much Rarer in this Grade and Condition. VF+ to EF. CHOICE Smooth and glossy. Virtually flawless. legends clear and date bold. Excellent Color. Date $2995.00
V.12-78B 1778 Machin's Mills V.12-78B R3. AVF. Bit dark with some patches of granularity.  SOLD
V.13-78B 1778 Machin's Mills V.13-78B R5. VF net F for typical crude condition and planchet.  SOLD
V.17-87B 1787 Machin's Mills V.17-87B R2. VF. A few reverse pits but great color and nice surfaces otherwise. Late die state.  SOLD
V.17-87B 1787 Machin's Mills V.17-87B R2. VF+ to EF (PGGS VF35). CHOICE Smooth and glossy. Virtually flawless. legends clear and date bold. Excellent Color. Nice early die state.  $1475.00
V.19-87C-01 1787 Machin's Mills V.19-87C R2. Fine +. A few old toned pin scratches. Very late die state and very rare as such. See C4 6th auction Lot 82.  SOLD
V.19-87C-02 1787 Machin's Mills V.19-87C R2. Another LDS. F + but with dig on reverse face.  SOLD
V.13-88CT 1788 Machin's Mills V.13-88CT R5. VF. Typical crude planchet. Connecticut reverse.  SOLD
V.13-88CT-02 1788 Machin's Mills V.13-88CT R5. NGCVF25. Quite choice for this elusive variety, there are higher grades but this one is in the top few for condition. Connecticut reverse D. SOLD
V.22-88VT 1788 Machin's Mills V.22-88VT, GEORGIVS III REX. R5-. AVF, a F18 but most have called it fully VF. The one negative is a few pin scratches on the obverse but all are toned over. The many positives are good color and surfaces. Both obverse and reverse are nicely centered and the reverse, even though appearing a bit weak, is unusually strong for this variety and sports a FULL DATE with only the bottom of the 8's just touching the edge. This variety is also a Vermont with the designation of RR.31 and the reverse was also used on a Connecticut reverse "I". SOLD

Circulating Counterfeit 2 Reales - Kleeberg Types

Image Description Price
K.77C-L11 1777 Counterfeit 2 Reales, K.77C-L11, Kleeberg Type Counterfeit. Also in the Anton-Kesse book as number AK-121. Copper and quite choice for this crude issue with nice color and glossy surfaces. Rare.  SOLD

Fugio Copper

Image Description Price
N.3-D 1787 Fugio Copper, N.3-D, R3. Club Rays type. VG+ to Fine. A scarce Club Rays type and even scarcer relatively flaw free. Just the one small flaw near the 17 of the date. All legends and date readable and mostly quite clear. Good color and surfaces. SOLD
N.19-Z 1787 Fugio Copper, N.19-Z, R5-RARE. Label with Raised Rims type. VF, with typical weaknesses as struck. A scarce and popular type and even scarcer in this format which is Medal Turn. A few small natural flaws. Good color and surfaces. Major Red Book type and priced at $2500 there in VF. I assume that would be for a perfectly choice specimen, if one could be found. This specimen is perfectly acceptable.  SOLD
N.12-Z

1787 Fugio Copper, N.12-Z, R6+VERY RARE. Label with Raised Rims on Center of Label type. EF Sharpness, Light but Even Granularity (as usual for this variety) and NO other issues, NO post-strike damage such as scratches or rim dings or bruising. NICE COLOR and perfectly Centered. The all-important Raised Rims on Reverse Center are complete, They usually come weak to missing around 1 o'clock. Medal Turn as Always for this Variety. A Very handsome coin with great eye appeal.

Excellent for Major Redbook Type or Variety Collectors.  12-Z is much harder to find then the Redbook Type of 19-Z, especially so in higher grades.

The recently released Rob Retz book on Fugio’s lists 16 coins in his Condition Census. Those being 11 VF's and 5 F's. Easily Attributable as to what it is and guaranteed genuine and variety described. Seldom encountered in any grade and missing from many collections!

W-6830 12-Z, Rarity USR-5 (9-16 Known) VG-8=$1,000, F-12=$2,000, VF-20=$4,500 & EF-40=$10,500.

$3950.00

Copies

Image Description Price
1776 Continental Curency-1 1776 Continental Curency - The Becker copy in what appears to be pewter. BECKER is stamped on the edge.  SOLD
1776 Continental Currency-2 1776 Continental Currency - This was slated for a C4 sale and someone wrote "Struck 1876 Dickerson Copy, Kenney-5 PF63" on the envelope that this piece is still in. Now since then I have heard differently but all I know is I don't know what this is, except it is a nice Choice Proof, struck in copper.  SOLD
BECKER 6-Coin Set BECKER's 6 - Copy's set in original holder. COINS of the COLONIES. 'A Forth of July memento from TIME The Weekly News Magazine. All 'coins' marked BECKER on edge except 8R. Rarely seen set. Image-2, Image-3 SOLD