Colonial Castorland Medals

L.J.M. writes: I have two “Franco Americana Colonial” coins dated 1796. One is thick and one is thin otherwise they appear to be identical and in pretty good condition…what is their value and how do I go about authenticating them? Thank you very much for your time and attention. The Castorland Medals were presentation pieces given to […]
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Brasher Doubloon

F.R. writes: I have a Brasher Doubloon I found when I was just a kid. I have recently decided to do some checking on it to see if it is worth anything. It is dated 1787 and has EB on it’s wing and Brasher under the sun and and R on the left under the sun. […]
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What is a Bar cent?

B.B.P. asks: What is a Bar Cent?   The period from 1652 to the American Revolution in 1776 saw many different and creative attempts to supply coinage for commerce in the Americas. Though English coins circulated when available, the Crown never made a effort to provide coinage for the colonies. Of the first group of Colonial coins […]
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