In 1607, the first permanent English colony in the Americas was founded in Jamestown as a private economic venture.
This Historical American Commerce Replica set includes double side examples of domestic and foreign coins struck in 1776 - the first year of the American Revolution and Birth of the United States of America!
Includes the following Historically Accurate Replicas mounted on a 7" x 5" card:
1. Pine Tree Penny of 1776
Other than it was engraved by Paul Revere, little is known about the origin of the copper Pine Tree pattern cent dated 1776. The obverse has a crude pine tree with the inscription Id LM. The reverse shows the goddess of Liberty, seated on a globe holding a liberty cap and staff with a dog at her feet. The legend, Liberty And Virtue surrounds the figure.
2. Continental Dollar 1776
The Continental Dollar was intended to be redeemed for the Continental paper currency issued and distributed to finance the Revolutionary War. On the reverse, thirteen linked circles representing the original states, ring the words, “We are One.”
3. & 4. Spanish Silver 2 Bit & 8 Real Bust Dollar of 1776
The Spanish silver dollar was “the premier coin of the Atlantic world of the 17 and 18 century.”
The Spanish silver dollar was frequently cut in half (4-bits), quarters (2-bits) and halved again to make small change.
5. New Hampshire Pattern Halfpenny 1776
New Hampshire was the first state to establish coinage following the Declaration of Independence. William Moulton (WM) made a limited number of cast copper pieces. Obverse; Tree on straight ground. Reverse shows the initials WH.
All coin reproductions are made of lead free pewter and have "COPY" stuck on the reverse in accordance with the Hobby Protection Act. Made in the USA. Comes attached to a 7" x 5" Informational Card.
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