1652 Shilling Willow Tree (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

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PCGS XF45

PCGS XF45

PCGS XF40

PCGS XF40

PCGS #:
16
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N/A
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Mintage:
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Mint:
Philadelphia
Metal:
Other
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Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 35 R-8.8 3 / 3 11 / 12
60 or Better 2 R-9.9 1 / 3 TIE 2 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 3 1 / 12
Survival Estimate
All Grades 35
60 or Better 2
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.8
60 or Better R-9.9
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 3
60 or Better 1 / 3 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 3
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 11 / 12
60 or Better 2 / 12 TIE
65 or Better 1 / 12

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU58 PCGS grade

T. James Clarke Collection - Carl Wurtzbach Collection - Troy Wiseman Collection - Heritage 1/2007:705, $230,000 - Bowers & Merena 9/2009:10, $106,375

2 AU50 estimated grade
3 XF45 estimated grade

Noe plate coin; 1914 ANS Exhibition coin

S.H. Chapman - Carl Wurtzbach Collection - Virgil Brand Collection - Carl Wurtzbach Collection - T. James Clarke Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 10/2005:8, $184,000 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) for $190,000 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5522, $129,250

4 VF35 PCGS grade

Bache Collection - William E. Woodward 3/1865:2524 - George J. Bauer - T. James Clarke Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:9, $184,000 - Dwight Manley's NE Silver Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3004, $230,000

4 VF35 PCGS grade

Illustrated on Plate XX, No. iv of the supplement to Dickeson's Manual (1860); Noe Plate III & Enlargement Plate VIII; illustrated in the ANS 1914 Exhibition, Plate 39

Jeremiah Colburn Collection - Woodward 4/1863 - Charles Ira Bushnell - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1882:142, $25 - Lorin G. Parmelee - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/1890:307 - John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904:5 - George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:1919 - George M. Parsons - Henry Chapman 6/1914:3 - Waldo C. Newcomer (Inventory #3066, with a cost of $78.25) -  F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:6, $276,000 - David M. Sundman Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:4002, $282,000

5 VF35 estimated grade
Noe Plate Coin - 1991 ANS Exhibition Coin
 
Harlan Page Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1906:1 (as Raw Very Fine) - C.H. Stearns Collection - Mayflower 12/1966:4 - Herbert M. Oechsner Collection - Stack’s 9/1988:928 - Hain Family Collection - Stack's 1/2002:4, $138,000 - Jon Hanson, as agent(?), $140,000 - Donald Groves Patrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5519, $188,000 - Heritage 1/2016:5200, $164,500
7 VF25 estimated grade

Sylvester S. Crosby Collection - John W. Haseltine 6/1883:486 - Richard B. Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:2 - Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman, 6/1918:3 - Peate - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection - Col. Green - L. Young - Reed Hawn Collection - Stack's 10/1989:4, $18,700 - Stack's 5/1998:7 - Jon Hanson, sold privately for $36,300 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5521, $105,750

8 VF25 PCGS grade
8 VF20 PCGS estimated grade

Sylvester S. Crosby Collection - John W. Haseltine 6/1883:848 - Ten Eyck Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1922:731 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30261, $164,500

10 VF20 PCGS grade
11 F15 PCGS grade
#1 AU58 PCGS grade

T. James Clarke Collection - Carl Wurtzbach Collection - Troy Wiseman Collection - Heritage 1/2007:705, $230,000 - Bowers & Merena 9/2009:10, $106,375

#2 AU50 estimated grade
#3 XF45 estimated grade

Noe plate coin; 1914 ANS Exhibition coin

S.H. Chapman - Carl Wurtzbach Collection - Virgil Brand Collection - Carl Wurtzbach Collection - T. James Clarke Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack's 10/2005:8, $184,000 - Jon Hanson, sold privately (as agent?) for $190,000 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5522, $129,250

#4 VF35 PCGS grade

Bache Collection - William E. Woodward 3/1865:2524 - George J. Bauer - T. James Clarke Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:9, $184,000 - Dwight Manley's NE Silver Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3004, $230,000

#4 VF35 PCGS grade

Illustrated on Plate XX, No. iv of the supplement to Dickeson's Manual (1860); Noe Plate III & Enlargement Plate VIII; illustrated in the ANS 1914 Exhibition, Plate 39

Jeremiah Colburn Collection - Woodward 4/1863 - Charles Ira Bushnell - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1882:142, $25 - Lorin G. Parmelee - New York Coin & Stamp Co. 6/1890:307 - John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & Henry Chapman 4/1904:5 - George H. Earle, Jr. Collection - Henry Chapman 6/1912:1919 - George M. Parsons - Henry Chapman 6/1914:3 - Waldo C. Newcomer (Inventory #3066, with a cost of $78.25) -  F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:6, $276,000 - David M. Sundman Collection - Stack's/Bowers 11/2013:4002, $282,000

#5 VF35 estimated grade
Noe Plate Coin - 1991 ANS Exhibition Coin
 
Harlan Page Smith Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 6/1906:1 (as Raw Very Fine) - C.H. Stearns Collection - Mayflower 12/1966:4 - Herbert M. Oechsner Collection - Stack’s 9/1988:928 - Hain Family Collection - Stack's 1/2002:4, $138,000 - Jon Hanson, as agent(?), $140,000 - Donald Groves Patrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5519, $188,000 - Heritage 1/2016:5200, $164,500
#7 VF25 estimated grade

Sylvester S. Crosby Collection - John W. Haseltine 6/1883:486 - Richard B. Winsor Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895:2 - Allison W. Jackman Collection - Henry Chapman, 6/1918:3 - Peate - Howard Rounds Newcomb Collection - Col. Green - L. Young - Reed Hawn Collection - Stack's 10/1989:4, $18,700 - Stack's 5/1998:7 - Jon Hanson, sold privately for $36,300 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5521, $105,750

#8 VF25 PCGS grade
#8 VF20 PCGS estimated grade

Sylvester S. Crosby Collection - John W. Haseltine 6/1883:848 - Ten Eyck Collection - B. Max Mehl 5/1922:731 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30261, $164,500

#10 VF20 PCGS grade
#11 F15 PCGS grade
Ron Guth:

The Willow Tree Massachusetts Silver coins were the first attemt at a full design following the simple punches of the New England silver coins. The Willow Tree coinage was produced on crude blanks with a hammer die of some sort. Multiple strikes of the dies, at various angles, were necessary to produce a coin with full designs. However, the multiple strikes often duplicated or obliterated other elements of the design, resulting in illegible, jumbled legends, an odd-spiky-looking tree, dates such as 16522, and/or blank areas on one or both sides. There is no single example that shows the complete design on either side, so it is left to the collector to choose the one that is most "attractive." Certainly, surface quality is an important issue, because many examples are impaired by corrosion, pitting, scratches, or other post-mint damage. Multiple varieties make up this issue, all of which are very rare.

We know of only 33 demonstrably different Willow Tree Shillings.