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VIRGINIA HALF-PENNY   1773   
The Virginia Colony sought consent by The Crown to issue coins for over 100 Years, permission was granted in 1773. Both the penny & halfpenny has the Head of King George III on the Front & The Virginia Coat of Arms on the Reverse. The pattern in proof was struck on a large plainchant. 
The penny has a wide milled
border around the coin. The Halfpenny has a narrower border & is slightly smaller. 
AN EXACT REPLICA VA 1

$1.90

VA half penny VA penny back

VIRGINIA PENNY    1773    
The Virginia Colony sought consent by The Crown to issue coins for over 100 Years, permission was granted in 1773. Both the penny & halfpenny has the Head of King George III on the Front & The Virginia Coat of Arms on the Reverse. The pattern in proof was struck on a large plainchant. 
The penny has a wide milled
border around the coin. The Halfpenny has a narrower border & is slightly smaller. 
AN EXACT REPLICA VA 2

$2.00

VA Penny VA penny back

SOMMER ISLAND “HOGGE MONEY”
This so called “hogge money” is thought to be the first coinage of the American colonies.  A Hog is pictured on one side & a sailing vessel on the other.  Hogs were introduced to the Bermuda Islands around 1515 by the Spaniard Juan Bermudez, from whom Bermuda got its name. When Sir George Somers, was enroute to Jamestown, Va. from England, he ran into a hurricane & was shipwrecked on the islands. Somers & the crew survived off the hogs.  In 10 months the crew had built a new ship & set sail for the Virginia Colony with much needed provisions.  Somers later returned to Bermuda for additional food & died in 1611.  (Soon after the islands were renamed to Sommer Island).  In 1615, a colony was formed on the island & in order to encourage commerce, King James I granted the colony permission to produce coinage.
AN EXACT REPLICA VA-3

$2.30

VA Sommers Island sommers island back

 

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