PCGS AU-55 CAC Colonial
The Oak Tree Shilling is among the first coins struck in colonial New England.
As a silver coin is was preceded only by the New England Shilling and Willow Tree Shilling.
As with all coins from this era, the production was crude and multiple varieties and weight variations can be found from one specimen [...]
The First Coin of the Newly United 13 Colonies!
Monumental efforts on the part of truly exceptional men led to the Declaration of Independence in July of 1776. As part of establishing a new and sovereign country, one of the first items to be addressed was the production of coinage. Aside from the obvious purposes of [...]
Regardless of which interpretation one accepts concerning the controversial Half Disme of 1792, the fact remains that it is certainly one of the most important coins produced by the United States and if not the VERY first coin minted by the government, it is arguably the most important.
The first controversy extends to the present in [...]