Aaron Packard

30 Years of Numismatics


A. Packard, Numismatist

BRIEF HISTORY ABOUT THIS SITE – This site was originally established as a means to network with potential clients, customers, and fellow collecting enthusiasts. I am a seasoned numismatist with over 30 years experience in studying rare coinages, medals, and exonumia.

Over time, the site has grown to include other areas of numismatics, including research, history, and tutorials.

Comments and suggestions for improving the site are always welcome.

NUMISMATIST – Author of dozens of scholarly papers in the field of exonumismatics, including articles about the issuers, those who used them, and the minters. Specialties and focal areas include coins of the North American Colonial Period, Pre-Federal State Issues, Early American Coppers, and exonumia of the Hard Times, Merchant, and Civil War Eras.

Proud Member:

  • American Numismatic Association
  • Virginia Numismatic Association
  • Colonial Coin Collectors Club
  • Token and Medal Society
  • Civil War Token Society
  • Maryland Token and Medal Society
  • American Vecturist Association
  • National Scrip Collectors Association
  • Alexandria Coin Club
  • Numismatic Society


The W.W. Wilbur Auctioneer Tokens, Charleston SC


William W. Wilbur is infamous for having been an auctioneer who owned and operated a mercantile during the pre-Civil War […]

The Fenian Brotherhood Token of 1866


Shortly before the American Civil War, an Irish nationalist militia was formed in the United States. Founded by Irish immigrants […]

The Tyson’s Telegraph Line & Its Tokens


The Tyson & Company omnibus service operated in New York City in the mid-18th century. The company operated several routes, […]

New York’s Castle Garden Concert Hall & Token


Situated at the southernmost tip of Manhattan, Fort Clinton was erected as defensive countermeasure to British forces as the threat […]

Henry Miller & His Winter Garden Tokens


Born in Lobenstein Germany on April 2, 1820, Henry Miller emigrated to the United States on July 1st 1845.  Upon […]