1652 3Pence Pine Tree (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS MS63

PCGS MS63

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
21
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS62 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
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.