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Washington Portrait Pieces

Coins and tokens in this interesting series dated from 1783 to 1795 bear the portrait of George Washington. The likenesses in most instances were faithfully reproduced and were designed to honor the first president. Many of these pieces were of English origin and were made later than their dates indicate.
The legends generally signify a strong unity among the states and the marked display of patriotism that pervaded the new nation during that period. We find among these tokens an employment of what were soon to become the nation’s official coin devices, namely, the American eagle, the United States shield, and stars. The denomination ONE CENT is used in several instances, while on some of the English pieces HALFPENNY will be found. Several of these pieces were private patterns for proposed coinage contracts.

Washington Portrait Pieces
Large Military Bust, Point of Bust Close to W | Satirical Medal Presumably of American Origin | 1791 Cent, Edge Lettered UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | 1792, Eagle With 13 Stars Reverse | Getz Patterns | 1792 Cent, Roman Head, Lettered Edge: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA | 1793 Ship Halfpenny | 1795 Halfpenny, Grate Token | Liberty and Security Tokens | North Wales Halfpennies | Success Medals

Large Military Bust, Point of Bust Close to W

Satirical Medal Presumably of American Origin

1791 Cent, Edge Lettered UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

1792, Eagle With 13 Stars Reverse

Getz Patterns

1792 Cent, Roman Head, Lettered Edge: UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

1793 Ship Halfpenny

1795 Halfpenny, Grate Token

Liberty and Security Tokens

North Wales Halfpennies

Success Medals

Grade Price Guide
Circ|MS|PF
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • VG V. Good. V. Good.
  • F Fine. Fine.
  • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
  • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
  • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
  • Unc. Unc.. Unc..
  • PF Proof. Proof.
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • G Good. Good.
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • VG V. Good. V. Good.
  • F Fine. Fine.
  • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
  • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
  • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
  • Unc. Unc.. Unc..
  • Description
  • Mintage
  • VG V. Good. V. Good.
  • F Fine. Fine.
  • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
  • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
  • 1792, WASHINGTON PRESIDENT, Eagle With 13 Stars Reverse
    • 1792, WASHINGTON PRESIDENT, Legend on Reverse
      • (1792) Undated, WASHINGTON BORN VIRGINIA, Legend on Reverse
        • Silver

          Silver

          Post-Colonial Issues Washington Portrait Pieces Silver
          (1792) Undated, WASHINGTON BORN VIRGINIA
          Post-Colonial Issues Washington Portrait Pieces Silver
          Legend Reverse
        • Description
        • Mintage
        • VG V. Good. V. Good.
        • F Fine. Fine.
        • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
        • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
        • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
        • Unc. Unc.. Unc..
        • Description
        • Mintage
        • PF Proof. Proof.
        • Description
        • Mintage
        • VG V. Good. V. Good.
        • F Fine. Fine.
        • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
        • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
        • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
        • Unc. Unc.. Unc..
        • Description
        • Mintage
        • F Fine. Fine.
        • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
        • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
        • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
        • Unc. Unc.. Unc..
        • Description
        • Mintage
        • F Fine. Fine.
        • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
        • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
        • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
        • Unc. Unc.. Unc..
        • (1795) Undated, Liberty and Security Penny
          • Description
          • Mintage
          • G Good. Good.
          • F Fine. Fine.
          • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
          • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
          • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
          • Description
          • Mintage
          • F Fine. Fine.
          • VF V. Fine. V. Fine.
          • EF E. Fine. E. Fine.
          • AU A. Unc.. A. Unc..
          • Unc. Unc.. Unc..
          • Description
          • Mintage
          • G
          • VG
          • F
          • VF
          • EF
          • AU
          • Unc.
          • PF
          • 1792, WASHINGTON PRESIDENT, Eagle With 13 Stars Reverse
            • 1792, WASHINGTON PRESIDENT, Legend on Reverse
              • (1792) Undated, WASHINGTON BORN VIRGINIA, Legend on Reverse
                • Silver

                  Silver

                  Post-Colonial Issues Washington Portrait Pieces Silver
                  (1792) Undated, WASHINGTON BORN VIRGINIA
                  Post-Colonial Issues Washington Portrait Pieces Silver
                  Legend Reverse
                • (1795) Undated, Liberty and Security Penny
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