1652 3P Pine Tree AU55 Certification #81270658, PCGS #21

Owner's Comments

1652 Pine 3 Pence, Noe-36, Salmon 2-B, Rarity: R4, (76 – 200 pcs). w-640 variety, URS-9

Expert Comments

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.

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1 MS62 PCGS grade
2 AU58 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
3 AU55 PCGS grade
#1 MS62 PCGS grade
#2 AU58 PCGS grade
AU55 PCGS grade #3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade
#3 AU55 PCGS grade