1652 3Pence Pine Tree VG10

CERTIFICATION#: -31527
PCGS#: 21

Owner's Comments

Estimated grade. Ex. 1947 ANA Convention Sale Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $1320

Expert Comments

Ron Guth: The Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Threepence is the smallest denomination of the series (note: the "Oak Tree" series included a Twopence).  The Threepence is relatively common and it is typically less expensive than the larger denomination coins (proof that size matters).  Four varieties (Noe-34, 35, 36, and 37) comprise the entire mintage.  Unfortunately, most examples of this date were struck on under-sized planchets, thus it is nearly impossible to find a well-centered example with all of the design details (including the outer border of beads) fully on the flan.  As common as this denomination is, high-grade examples are very scarce.  The PCGS CoinFacts Condition Census consists almost entirely of AU examples.  Mint State examples are prohibitively rare.

Diameter: N/A Designer: N/A Edge: N/A
Mintage: N/A Weight: N/A Metal Content: Other

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade  
2 AU58 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade  
3 AU55 PCGS grade