N England Shilling (Regular Strike)

Series: U.S. Colonial Issues

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS AU55

PCGS #:
13
Designer:
N/A
Edge:
N/A
Diameter:
N/A
Weight:
N/A
Mintage:
N/A
Mint:
N/A
Metal:
Other
Major Varieties

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Rarity and Survival Estimates Learn More

Grades Survival
Estimate
Numismatic
Rarity
Relative Rarity
By Type
Relative Rarity
By Series
All Grades 40 R-8.7 3 / 3 12 / 12
60 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 3 1 / 12
65 or Better 0 R-10.1 1 / 3 1 / 12
Survival Estimate
All Grades 40
60 or Better
65 or Better
Numismatic Rarity
All Grades R-8.7
60 or Better R-10.1
65 or Better R-10.1
Relative Rarity By Type All Specs in this Type
All Grades 3 / 3
60 or Better 1 / 3
65 or Better 1 / 3
Relative Rarity By Series All Specs in this Series
All Grades 12 / 12
60 or Better 1 / 12
65 or Better 1 / 12

Condition Census What Is This?

Pos Grade Image Pedigree and History
1 AU55 PCGS grade

71.8 grains

Wurtzbach Plate Coin; Salmon Plate Coin

Robert Coulton Davis Collection - Dr. Thomas Hall Collection - Virgil Brand Collection - Carl Wurtzbach Collection - T. James Clarke Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:2, $345,000 - Jon Hanson (as agent?), $350,000 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5517, $293,750

1 AU55 PCGS grade

John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:4 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30259, $352,500

1 AU55 PCGS grade

Noe plate coin; Wutrzbach plate coins; Salmon Plate Coin

John J. Ford Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:1, $253,000

1 AU55 PCGS grade

Sotheby's “Property of the Trustees of the Late Walter, Lord Cunliffe of Headley, the Property of E.J. Willes, Esq., etc.” 5/1966:154 - Spink's, sold privately - Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:2305, $211,500

1 AU55 PCGS grade

Loye Lauder Collection - William Doyle Galleries 10/1983:113 - Anthony Terranova - Roger Siboni Collection

6 AU53 PCGS grade  
	Discovered in 2012 in Great Britain - Stack’s/Bowers 1/2013:10615, $352,500

Richard B. Winsor, Esq. Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895 - Lester Merkin, sold privately on 11/10/1976 - Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:2303, $211,500

6 AU53 PCGS grade
6 AU53 PCGS grade
9 AU50 PCGS grade
72.07 grains
 
Noe Plate Coin, Salmon Plate Coin
 
George J. Bauer - T. James Clarke Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. - Stack's 10/2005:3, $322,000 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2624, $373,750 - offered by CoinRarities.com in 9/2009 for $335,000 - Dwight Manley's NE Silver Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3002, $416,875
9 AU50 PCGS grade

Sotheby's 9/1972:162 - Kreisberg/Cohen 9/1973:444 - Alan Weinberg Collection - Early American Numismatics, Buy or Bid Sale #2 10/1984:3 - Bertram Cohen, sold privately on 8/9/1989 for $16,500 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5513, $188,000

#1 AU55 PCGS grade

71.8 grains

Wurtzbach Plate Coin; Salmon Plate Coin

Robert Coulton Davis Collection - Dr. Thomas Hall Collection - Virgil Brand Collection - Carl Wurtzbach Collection - T. James Clarke Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:2, $345,000 - Jon Hanson (as agent?), $350,000 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5517, $293,750

#1 AU55 PCGS grade

John G. Mills Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 4/1904:4 - Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society - Heritage 5/2014:30259, $352,500

#1 AU55 PCGS grade

Noe plate coin; Wutrzbach plate coins; Salmon Plate Coin

John J. Ford Collection - Stack’s 10/2005:1, $253,000

#1 AU55 PCGS grade

Sotheby's “Property of the Trustees of the Late Walter, Lord Cunliffe of Headley, the Property of E.J. Willes, Esq., etc.” 5/1966:154 - Spink's, sold privately - Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:2305, $211,500

#1 AU55 PCGS grade

Loye Lauder Collection - William Doyle Galleries 10/1983:113 - Anthony Terranova - Roger Siboni Collection

 
	Discovered in 2012 in Great Britain - Stack’s/Bowers 1/2013:10615, $352,500 
#6 AU53 PCGS grade

Richard B. Winsor, Esq. Collection - S.H. & H. Chapman 12/1895 - Lester Merkin, sold privately on 11/10/1976 - Henry P. Kendall Foundation Collection - Stack's/Bowers 3/2015:2303, $211,500

#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#6 AU53 PCGS grade
#9 AU50 PCGS grade
72.07 grains
 
Noe Plate Coin, Salmon Plate Coin
 
George J. Bauer - T. James Clarke Collection - F.C.C. Boyd Collection - John J. Ford, Jr. - Stack's 10/2005:3, $322,000 - Madison Collection - Heritage 1/2008:2624, $373,750 - offered by CoinRarities.com in 9/2009 for $335,000 - Dwight Manley's NE Silver Collection - Heritage 8/2010:3002, $416,875
#9 AU50 PCGS grade

Sotheby's 9/1972:162 - Kreisberg/Cohen 9/1973:444 - Alan Weinberg Collection - Early American Numismatics, Buy or Bid Sale #2 10/1984:3 - Bertram Cohen, sold privately on 8/9/1989 for $16,500 - Donald Groves Partrick Collection - Heritage 1/2015:5513, $188,000

Ron Guth:

The New England Shillings are among the simplest, most valuable, and rarest of all Colonial U.S. coins. They are simple disks of silver that are not much larger than a U.S. Quarter Dollar. On one side, the minter punched the monogrammed letters "NE", which stood for New England. On the other side, the letters "XII' were punched, indicating the denomination of 12 Pence (based on the English monetary system, though the NE Shillings were valued statutorily at only 75% that of an English Shilling). These simple, yet elegant coins, were made in 1652, but some researchers believe at least one variety may have been made later.

High grade examples are very rare. Thus, for most collectors, any example would be acceptable. A couple of nice AU examples are known, but none have ever been called Mint State. New England Shillings rarely appear on the market and they always set records when they do.

David Hall: The John Ford specimen, graded AU50 by PCGS, was offered by Dave Wnuck & John Agre's coinrarities.com in September, 2009 for $335,00.