Virginia Halfpenny

Fred B. writes: I found an old coin near Martinsburg, W.Va. It is encrusted on both sides. On one side I can make out a man with a ponytail facing right, and written around the edge is Georgivs III.R.. On the other side there is a king’s crown with a harp or a shield under […]
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Massachusetts half cent

Tammy writes: I have a coin dated 1788. One side states “COMMON WEALTH” around the edge with a standing indian holding a bow and arrow. The other side states “MASSACHUSETTS” around the edge with an eagle and shield. The eagle’s wings are spread and each claw is holding something. One claw is holding a branch […]
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