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    (1659) Lord Baltimore Shilling, XF40
    Hodder 1-A, W-1080, Large Bust

    (1659) SHILNG Lord Baltimore Shilling, XF40 PCGS. Hodder 1-A, W-1080, R.6. The English government sought to restrict the flow of silver to the colonies throughout the colonial era and the Maryland fourpence, sixpence, and shilling were the only silver colonial coinage ever sanctioned by the Crown. The coins were struck in London for circulation in Maryland. The right of coinage was expressly granted to Cecil Calvert, the second Lord Baltimore, in his 1632 charter, but he was still arrested and faced an inquiry for illegally transporting silver to the Maryland colony.

    All the the varieties are elusive today. To quote the Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia, "the silver issues enjoyed an extensive circulation, and most examples seen today show considerable wear. Very Good, Fine, and Very Fine are typical grades, often with surface marks or damage." This impressive XF example shows light wear on the design elements, with a clash mark right of the shield on the reverse. The design elements were strongly impressed, aside from a touch of softness on some facial features. The lightly abraded surfaces are blanketed in dark shades of lavender-gray toning. Listed on page 42 of the 2021 Guide Book. Population: 6 in 40, 25 finer (9/20).
    From The Peter Jones M.D. Collection.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2U3L, PCGS# 34)


    Learn more at the Newman Numismatic Portal at Washington University in St. Louis.

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