What’s the earliest date American coin you own?

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  1. potty dollar 1878

    potty dollar 1878 Well-Known Member

    $5 is good i payed $75 for mine a bit much but its in much better condition than yours and its original i like your also there all history especially when you could imagine who used and spent these coins over 200 years ago.
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  3. ksparrow

    ksparrow Coin Hoarder Supporter

    Mass cent obv.jpg Mass cent rev.jpg nova constellatio obv..jpg nova constellatio rev.jpg

    The homely Nova Constellatio is a Crosby 4-C, Bowers estimated around 30 to 70 known, but who really knows?
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  4. ksparrow

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  5. AuldFartte

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    You're on. Here's mine:
    1793 Large Cent Obverse.JPG 1793 Large Cent Reverse.JPG
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  6. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    Dang, I need to get some way to take pictures. Might be able to get my son to do it in a day or so. Yours has more detail, but mine is smoother so it might be a tie! Any chain cent is a beauty in my book though, no such thing as a bad one! Love yours.
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  7. ewomack

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  8. AuldFartte

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    I'd really prefer a smooth planchet. Environmental damage on mine is just awful.
  9. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter


    A tuppence pattern that managed to actually circulate. These coins were struck by William Wood of England by patent for the N. American colonies.
  10. l.cutler

    l.cutler Member

    My wreath cent is like that. I went with smooth, well worn for the chain. My wreath is probably VG details corroded, but it has a strong date.
  11. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    20210206_121302.jpg 20210206_121311.jpg 1818 Large Cent. Need to upgrade

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  12. scottishmoney

    scottishmoney Unwell Unknown Unmembered Supporter

    From the 1723 Rosa Americana Tuppence above, I have acquired something a wee bit older from the colonies, a proverbial bucket list coin that I have wanted to own such an example of since I was a lad.


    This is a 71 grain example, that was likely a ground find in the distant past. It is Noe-16 with the roots in the base of the pine tree. This particular variety was struck from ca. 1675 until the pine tree coinage was stopped by order of the crown in 1682 after some 30 years of evading English law by striking their own coinage without patent.
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  13. kanga

    kanga 65 Year Collector Supporter

    Three way tie; all 1793.


  14. 1865King

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  15. 1865King

    1865King Well-Known Member

    This is the reverse of the 1795 Bust Dollar from my collection. 1795 Dollar B14 REV.jpg
  16. markr

    markr Active Member

    Here is the oldest I have a picture for, a Chalmers 3 pence piece from 1783.

  17. Randy Abercrombie

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    1785 for me.... Though the American pedigree is questionable.....

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  18. mrweaseluv

    mrweaseluv Supporter! Supporter

    Don't know how i missed this post the 1st time through... fantastic coins everyone!!!
    My oldest.. hmmmm 1773 Virginia virL.jpg vir1r.jpg vir2.jpg
  19. paddyman98

    paddyman98 Let me burst your bubble! Supporter

    My earliest date US Mint Error..
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  20. John Wright

    John Wright Well-Known Member

    Earliest US? Though others have me beat, for me it would be my Pine Tree Shilling, bought in 1968. 1652 Mass   JDW  ----.jpg
  21. Rushmore

    Rushmore Coin Addict

    Oldest US coin is now an 1808 Bust Half 20210417_130545.jpg 20210417_130554.jpg
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