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GEORGE WASHINGTON
George Washington served in the French & Indian War & it wasn’t until after the American Revolution, that General George Washington became a National Hero & Idol.  It was to such a degree that he was virtually worshipped.  Books were written on his life, engravers published pictures of him, & his likeness was sent into snuffboxes, jewelry cases, & other fancy goods.
In 1783, numerous Tokens & Pseudo coins were issued (for practical purposes) which ceased in 1795, after official Federal coinage began circulating.
He later became our First President of the
United States in 1788 & served 2 terms.
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George Washington coin George Washington back

AM I NOT A WOMAN & A SISTER
In 1788 the Abolition of Slavery in the English Colonies began when a bill limiting the number of slaves carried on each ship passed, by the British House of  Commons.  From 1792-1799 bills were introduced & it wasn’t until 1807 that a
bill was passed to abolish slavery.  Slaves throughout the British Colonies were all freed by 1834.  That same year, leaders of the Abolitionist Movement, principally Quakers, issued this Copper Token which was widely circulated to promote the cause.
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Anti Slavery token Anti slavery token

AM I NOT A MAN & A BROTHER
In 1788, the Abolition of Slavery in the English Colonies began when a bill limiting the number of slaves carried on each ship passed, by the British House of Commons.  From 1792-1799 bills were introduced & it wasn’t until 1807 that a Bill was passed to abolish slavery.  Slaves throughout the British Colonies were all freed by 1834.  That same year, leaders of the Abolitionist Movement, principally Quakers, issued this Copper Token which was widely circulated to promote the cause.
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Anti slavery token anti slavery token

NOVA CONSTELLATIO SILVER “1000”
These were the first silver pieces struck by the newly born federal government in 1783. At this point the system of cents & dollars had not yet evolved: but there was no wish to continue use of the British pound standard.   So Governor Morris, an Asst. Financier of the Confederation, hired Benjamin Dudley to design the pieces &then tried to evolve a currency system in which the chief denomination was a mark, consisting of 1,000 units which was equivalent to a dollar.  But with little support for his proposal, the patterns were never approved for general circulation. 
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Nova coin Nova coin back

DRAPED BUST
LIBERTY SILVER DOLLAR
1804

Also known as the “King of Coins” this is One of the rarest & most expensive silver dollar in the world.  Only 8 coins are knownworldwide of the class one series.  If this was an original it would go far above One Million dollars, for sure.  Even though it has a date of 1804 it was actually struck in 1834-1835 when orders came from the State dept. for special sets of coins to be struck for diplomatic purposes.  In 1858 some illegal restrikes were made (class two) but they were all returned.   In 1859 into 1860 (class three) restrikes were made from which 6 coins are known today. AN EXACT REPLICA US-6

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Liberty Dollar Liberty dollar

MORGAN DOLLAR 1885 "CC" From 1878-1921 the Morgan Dollar designed by George T. Morgan was the most famous & collected silver dollar worldwide. It came a year after the end of the Long Depression which had begun the Panic of 1873 & lasted until 1879. The reason for the depression was the 1873 Coinage Act, called the Crime of '73', which demonetized silver & temporarily ended the production of silver coins for the American Economy & with a failure of an American Railroad many investors & companies went into bankruptcy & Wall Street into Chaos. So with the depression raging on & the public jobless, Congress finally authorized to circulate new silver coinage, the Morgan Dollar was the largest & heaviest coin produced since the Civil War. Made at the U.S. Mint in Carson City, NV. who had the lowest mintage of silver dollars made them the most valued. People referred to it as the "Cartwheel", because of the Wagon Trains headed West to the Comstock Lode Silver Boom. An Exact Replica US-7

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Morgan Dollar 1885 Morgan Dollar 1885

MORGAN DOLLAR 1889 Although all of the Morgan Dollars have more value than their face value, the 1889 Morgan Silver Dollar has the most value & is the most sought after coin in the entire Morgan Dollar series because of its connection to the west during the Comstock Lode Silver Boom. The Silver content in an original is .900 silver & .100 copper with a total weight of 26.73 grams. The obverse has a beautifully sculpted Liberty Head that wears a tiara inscribed "LIBERTY" holding wheat of the North & cotton of the South (symbolizing the coming together of the nation after the Civil War) & a liberty cap (the traditional emblem of hard-won freedom). The reverse has a Bald Eagle that is clutching arrows of preparedness & an olive branch of peaceful intent. A large laurel wreath surrounds the Eagle, honoring the nation's greatness. The inscription "In God We Trust"(which began on U.S.coinage during the Civil War) is inscribed in Old English Script. An Exact Replica US-8

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Morgan Dollar 1889 Morgan Dollar 1889

SEATED LIBERTY DOLLAR 1870 CC

In 1870 the price of silver dropped so the Seated Liberty dollar returned to circulation & one of the rarest of all Seated Liberty coins was struck in San Francisco, where less than a dozen 1870-S dollars were minted. After that the output increased to more than a million coins in 1871 & 1872. This coin was minted in Carson City. The obverse has Lady Liberty seated on a boulder holding a pole in her left hand topped with a liberty cap, which declares Freedom. With her right hand she supports the shield of the union inscribed with the word LIBERTY which is symbolic of the Unity of the Nation. Thirteen stars surround her. It was natural for the people of the mid-19th century to turn to the deity for help & guidance. Placing a religious sentiment on something as familiar as a coin was the equivalent of a national prayer.
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Seated Liberty 1870 Seated Liberty 1870

SEATED LIBERTY 1871

his dollar came from the mint in Philadelphia & it is one of the most seen & popularly collected. This is one of the "with motto" dollars which means they added "In God We Trust" to the back of the coin above the Eagle's head. Numismatists collect this coin as a "type" because it is difficult to find affordable examples of many dates in this series. A basic collection would have an example of the "no motto" & "with motto" types. But no matter what type, grade or date you own, any Seated Liberty dollar is a numismatic treasure.
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Seated Liberty 1871 Seated Liberty 1871

 

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