1652 Shilling Pine Tree, Small Planchet AU58 Certification #83738977, PCGS #24

Owner's Comments

1652 Pine Shilling, 72.5 grains, Noe-29, Salmon 11-F, Rarity: R3, (201 – 500 pcs). w-930 variety, URS-10 Ex: Bowers May 1996 sale of the Louis E. Eliasberg Sr. Collection, lot #15

Expert Comments

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.

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24
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Pos Grade Thumbnail 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 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 MS62 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
MS62 PCGS grade #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

MS62 PCGS grade #3 MS62 PCGS grade