Welcome to the EAC Website

Early American Coppers (EAC) is a not-for-profit numismatic specialty organization founded in 1967 to serve as a point of contact for collectors of early U.S. copper coins - Colonials, Half Cents, Large Cents, and Hard Time Tokens. Today EAC comprises over 1,200 members located throughout the United States. EAC members are deeply interested in the historical background, attribution, grading, rarity, and related aspects of the early coppers, as well as collecting and trading. Many EAC members are highly knowledgeable and prolific contributors to the numismatic literature of this country.

EAC publishes a quarterly magazine, Penny-Wise, with most issues running over 50 pages. Penny-Wise contains numerous original articles pertaining to early coppers. A number of articles which appeared first in Penny-Wise have subsequently been reprinted in The Numismatist. Three of the reprinted articles are Heath Award winners.


Benefits of Membership in the Early American Coppers Society

EAC yearly dues are $39.00. A junior membership (under 18) is available for $5.00.
Download a membership application here.

Grading Guide for Early American Copper Coins (2014)

PennyWise DVD: Additional Files for Search Enhancement

Index ZIP file (48MB)
Instructions (PDF)

       EAC 2015 Private Club Sale Catalog

       EAC 2016 Questionnaire

       EAC 2016 Bourse Contract