Post the oldest American coin you have here

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  1. DarkRage666

    DarkRage666 Wannabe Supporter!

    This is mine

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  3. SensibleSal66

    SensibleSal66 Well-Known Member

    My 1787 CT. Copper (dug) and 1803 Draped Bust Cent 1787CTCopperOBV (2).jpg 1803 Draped Bust Lg. Cent.jpg
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  4. happy_collector

    happy_collector Well-Known Member

    Mine is a 1827 bust half. I like the design.
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  5. Mat

    Mat Ancient Coincoholic

    Hey, it's in the red book, Mexico is part of America.

    Ferdinand VI (1747 - 1759)
    Mexico AR 8 Reales
    O: FERDND·VI·D·G·HISPAN·ET IND·REX M F 8, Crowned arms shield flanked by value and initials.
    R: VTRAQUE VNUM; Mo 1756 MoCrowned hemispheres flanked by crowned pillars.

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  6. DarkRage666

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    Dang... the condition is amazing
  7. Randy Abercrombie

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    My bucket list coin. It was not a US minted coin but circulated in the northeast around 1785.

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    okbustchaser I may be old but I still appreciate a pretty bust Supporter

  9. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    I'll offer several and you can choose which you think is the earliest "American" coin.

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  10. derkerlegand

    derkerlegand Well-Known Member

    Do late 18th century English ha'penny trade tokens count?
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  12. kazuma78

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    First Federally issued coin I believe. Privately contracted for the US.
  13. Chris B

    Chris B Supporter! Supporter

    How about a piece of paper currency instead.
    Delaware 1759 15 Shillings


    For a coin, I have a 1722 Hibernia 1/2 Penny

  14. Eduard

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    Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling - Large Planchet.

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  15. TypeCoin971793

    TypeCoin971793 Just a random guy on the internet

    For my earliest US coin, I only count those issued by order of the US government after the 1787 Constitution was ratified.

    1794 head of 1793 large cent. Issued in January 1794, within the first 12 months of operation of the US mint

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  16. messydesk

    messydesk Well-Known Member

    Colonial, a tie:



    The Americas in general:
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  17. bradgator2

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    Oldest US:

    Oldest “American”
  18. potty dollar 1878

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  19. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Я люблю черных кошек

    Colonial coin issued in the Americas:


    This coin is actually a pattern tuppence with more pellets in the rose on the reverse than the as made for circulation examples have. Despite the fact it wasn't intended for circulation it managed to see some circulation.

    Colonial paper money issued in Maryland in 1733 but printed in London:

    These forms were printed in 1733 and delivered to Annapolis - they were used until the 1750's when a local printer took over printing currency for the colony.

    Oldest federally issued coin:

    One that was purchased straight out of the penny board it had been in since the 1940's when I purchased it in 1992.
  20. Mainebill

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