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 […]

Our Nation’s First Interstate & Its Toll Tokens


Our nation’s first interstate, the National Road, traversed through Pennsylvania, Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. It was the United States’ first fully […]

Attributing the N.C. Folger Tokens of New Orleans

N.C. Folger's Clothing Store

Of the many token varieties listed in Wright, Miller, and Rulau, few are as difficult to attribute than the merchant […]

The Provincial Token Coinage of the 18th Century

The Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century by Dalton & Hamer

Dalton & Hamer’s Provincial Token-Coinage of the 18th Century. Published 1910. An illustrative guide that covers Conder tokens throughout the […]

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 […]