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A picture gallery of U.S. colonial coins and tokens

Prior to the establishment of the U.S. Mint in 1792, several of the original colonies and states made their own coins, or in some cases coins or tokens were made elsewhere (usually in England, Ireland or France) for use in the American colonies. There are also some post-1792 private issues, often depicting George Washington, that are considered part of the U.S. colonial coin series. For more information, see A Guide Book of United States Coins ("Red Book").

Collecting colonial coins is more popular "back east," but there are a few Pacific Northwest collectors who have built collections of colonials, and there is an annual meeting of the Colonial Coin Collectors Club (C4) at the PNNA convention. The coins and tokens pictured here are from a collection that was sold. Enjoy!

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