N England Shilling AU50

CERTIFICATION#: 13319076
PCGS#: 13

Owner's Comments

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The New England Shillings are among the simplest, most valuable, and rarest of all Colonial U.S. coins.  They are simple disks of silver that are not much larger than a U.S. Quarter Dollar.  On one side, the minter punched the monogrammed letters "NE", which stood for New England.  On the other side, the letters "XII' were punched, indicating the denomination of 12 Shillings (based on the English monetary system, though the NE Shillings were valued statutorily at only 75% that of an English Shilling).  These simple, yet elegant coins, were made in 1652, but some researchers believe at least one variety may have been made later.

High grade examples are very rare, not that collectors really care -- any example would be acceptable.  A couple of nice AU examples are known, but none have ever been called Mint State.  New England Shillings rarely appear on the market and they always set records when they do.

David Hall: The John Ford specimen, graded AU50 by PCGS, was offered by Dave Wnuck & John Agre's coinrarities.com in September, 2009 for $335,00.

Diameter: N/A Designer: N/A Edge: N/A
Mintage: N/A Weight: N/A Metal Content: Other
4
45,000
6
55,000
8
75,000
10
90,000
12
125,000
15
140,000
20
170,000
1
25
190,000
1
30
210,000
1
35
240,000
40
260,000
2
45
280,000
3
45+
285,000
50+
315,000
53
340,000
3
53+
350,000

Rarity and Survival Estimates

Grades Survival Estimate Numismatic Rarity Relative Rarity by Type Relative Rarity by Series
All Grades 40 R-8.7 3 / 3 12 / 12
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 3 1 / 12
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 3 1 / 12

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 AU55 PCGS grade  
1 AU55 PCGS grade  

Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30259, $352,500

3 AU53 PCGS grade
4 AU50 PCGS grade George J. Bauer - T. James Clarke - F.C.C. Boyd - John J. Ford - Stack's 10/2005:3, $322,000 - Dwight Manley - Heritage 8/2010:3002, $416,875
4 AU50 PCGS grade