1652 Shilling Pine Tree, Small Planchet (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS MS64

PCGS MS64

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PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS MS62

PCGS #:
24
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
Major Varieties

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Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 MS64 PCGS grade
2 MS63 estimated grade
72.8 grains (per PCGS); 72.7 grains (per the Hain catalog)
 
Spink & Son - Vlack Collection - Hain Family Collection - Stack's 1/2002:133, $16,100 - Heritage 4/2014:5481, $23,500 - Heritage 6/2017:3506, $64,625
3 MS62 PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:111, $17,250 - David M. Sundman Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:4014, $32,900

3 MS62 PCGS grade  PCGS #24 (MS)     62

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:1149, not sold

3 MS62 PCGS grade
6 MS61 PCGS grade
6 MS61 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
8 AU58 PCGS grade
#1 MS64 PCGS grade
#2 MS63 estimated grade
72.8 grains (per PCGS); 72.7 grains (per the Hain catalog)
 
Spink & Son - Vlack Collection - Hain Family Collection - Stack's 1/2002:133, $16,100 - Heritage 4/2014:5481, $23,500 - Heritage 6/2017:3506, $64,625
#3 MS62 PCGS grade

F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:111, $17,250 - David M. Sundman Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:4014, $32,900

 PCGS #24 (MS)     62 #3 MS62 PCGS grade

Stack’s/Bowers 8/2012:1149, not sold

#3 MS62 PCGS grade
#6 MS61 PCGS grade
#6 MS61 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
#8 AU58 PCGS grade
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" Small Planchet Shillings include the following die varieties: Noe 12 - All of this variety are counterfeits - 1 known per Breen Noe 13 - Authenticity questioned by Breen Noe 14 Noe 15 Noe 16 Noe 17 - Very Scare Noe 18 - 5 known Noe 19 - Rare Noe 20 - Extremely Rare Noe 21 - 3-4 known per Breen Noe 22 - 5-6 known per Breen Noe 23 Noe 24 - 4-5 known per Breen Noe 25 - Rare Noe 26 - Very Rare Noe 27 - 3 known per Breen Noe 28 Noe 29 Noe 30 Noe 31 - All of this variety are counterfeits - 1 known per Breen

Sources and/or recommended reading: Noe, S. P. (1943). The silver coinage of Massachusetts. New York, NY: American Numismatic Society.