Colonials/Pre-Federal coins available from:



James Garcia
PO Box 714
Fenton MO 63026



314-574-1785
james@oldtowncoinshop.com
1787
10-T , Lazy 1
XF, NOT certified
W-0002, Price:$9,000
Extremely popular Redbook variety, and a high-grade example to boot.
1787
15-Y, 8-pointed stars
VF details, NOT certified
W-0003, Price:$500
No text description has been provided for this coin, and it is NOT certified. Please see image.
1778
Breen-1141
UNC detail, NOT certified
W-0050, Price:$1,500
A famous blunder for the original dies included the Dutch word vlugtende, which means fleeing, imprinted beneath the British ship, which represented Admiral Richard Howe's flagship. To contemporary observers in Europe, this would have implied that the British flagship was fleeing battle with the American forces, which would have been depressing news for the British allies. In fact, the opposite was true in that the Americans were the ones in retreat. Thus, the die was corrected by stamping an ornamental wreath in place of the errant lettering. Although one cannot dispute the very dark, rough quality of the surface, the coin actually does seem to exhibit UNC details, and an extremely strong strike, as very single cannon actually juts up above the surface. We have never seen a better-defined example, and it is too bad this one couldn't survive without resignation to the detrimental effects of exposure to the environment.