|George Washington's portrait
appears on a wide variety of coins, medals, and tokens honoring
everything from his birth to significant events in his life to his
military achievements to his death. What to collect as a part of
the "Colonial" series is vexing because many of these items were struck
overseas and/or in the post-Colonial period. In a bow to
tradition, we list those which have appeared in the past in important
reference works (plus a few which haven't); in all cases, we'll explain
the circumstances surrounding each piece and their numismatic
1783 "GEORGIUS TRIUMPHO"
Washington "Unity States" Cent
Washington Double Head Cent
1783 Washington &
Independence Cent - Small Military Bust
Washington & Independence Cent - Large Military Bust
& Independence Cent - Draped
1784 Washington "Ugly Head"
1791 Washington /
Washington / Large Eagle Cent
1791 Washington /
Small Eagle Cent
1792 Washington / Large Eagle and Stars
Undated "WASHINGTON BORN VIRGINIA" / Large Eagle and
Undated Washington / "WASHINGTON BORN VIRGINIA"
Undated Washington / "WASHINGTON PRESIDENT"
1792 Washington / Small Eagle and Stars
1792 Washington / Large Eagle, no Stars
1792 Washington "Roman Head" Cent
Washington / Ship Halfpenny
Washington / Grate Halfpenny
1795 Washington / Liberty & Security
1795) Washington / Liberty & Security Penny
Washington Success Medal - Small
Washington Success Medal - Large
Undated Washington North Wales
In the February 2005 issue of NUMISMATIST
(page 63), William Anton offered a 1785 Gen. Washington Large Star
Confederatio for $385,000.00, describing it as follows: "Choice Abt.
Unc. Full hair on Washington's head."
1792 Getz pattern or "cent". VF-25 or so. Ex –
American Numismatic Rarities, LLC’s “The Classics Sale,”
July 25, 2003
83, "Copper, Breen 1355, Unique", illustrated, sold for