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Massachusetts Silver Design Set (1652-1682)

Number of Required Items

4
Current Finest Possible Set Rating

60.900

In 1652, John Hull began the first-ever coinage in the English Colonies. The first coins were simple disks of silver stamped with "NE" (for New England) and a Roman numeral punch indicating the denomination. From 1653 to 1660, Hull produced a series of "Willow Tree" coins, with crude tree-like designs. His artistry improved with the issuance of “Oak Tree” coins from 1660 to 1667, eventually culminating in the "Pine Tree" coins of 1667 to 1682. Despite the long period of time during which these coins were produced, all (except for the undated NE coins) bore the date 1652 or 1662! This design set includes one of each type for a total of four coins. Sounds simple, doesn’t it? Guess again.


All Time Finest (All Eras)

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Dwight N. Manley 2009 2010 100.00% R 50.20 50.20
2 Garrett Collection 100.00% R 50.00 50.00
3 The Norweb Family 100.00% R 40.50 40.50
4 The Troy Wiseman & Son's Collection 75.00% R 55.50 33.30
5 Louis Eliasberg 75.00% R 42.00 29.40

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Current Finest

Rank Set Name % Complete GPA Weighted Set Rating
1 Richard Saunders Collection 50.00% 58.00 17.40
2 Alamo Collection 50.00% 55.00 16.50
3 Richard Saunders Collection 50.00% 52.67 15.80
4 Metalbox 50.00% 46.67 14.00
5 St. Jude 25.00% 30.00 12.00