1652 Shilling Pine Tree, Lg Planchet XF40

CERTIFICATION#: -31529
PCGS#: 23

Owner's Comments

PCGS grade. Ex. George Bauer (1945) Sold by David Akers Numismatics Oct '97 Price realized $2640

Expert Comments

Ron Guth:

In 1652, John Hull began striking silver coins bearing an image of a pine tree on the obverse and the date and denomination on the reverse.  This design followed Hull's "Oak Tree" design.  Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Silver coins are known in the following denominations and varieties:

Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Large Planchet Shillings include the following die varieties:
   Noe 1
   Noe 2
   Noe 3
   Noe 4 - Mint alteration of Noe 10 per Breen
   Noe 5
   Noe 6
   Noe 7
   Noe 8 - Scarce
   Noe 9
   Noe 10 
   Noe 11

Sources and/or recommended reading:

Noe, S. P. (1943).  The silver coinage of Massachusetts.  New York, NY: American Numismatic Society.

Diameter: N/A Designer: N/A Edge: N/A
Mintage: N/A Weight: N/A Metal Content: Other
4
1,150
10
1,950
4
12
2,400
2
45+
9,250
50+
11,500
53+
13,000
55+
15,000
58+
24,500
60
32,000
62+
39,000
63+
46,000
64+
60,000
1

Condition Census

Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 MS64+ PCGS grade
1 MS64+ estimated grade  

Noe Plate Coin

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:74, $43,125 - Stack’s/Bowers 8/2013:4001, $76,375

3 MS64 PCGS grade

Louis Eliasberg, Sr. - Bowers & Merena 5/1996:7, $16,500

3 MS64 PCGS grade  
3 MS64 PCGS grade