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    1652 Noe-23 Oak Tree Threepence, AU53
    Whitman Encyclopedia Plate Coin

    1652 3PENCE Oak Tree Threepence, IN on Obverse, AU53 PCGS. Noe-23, W-260, Salmon 1-A, R.6. 18.0 grains. Die Alignment: 0°. Christopher Salmon enumerates nine die varieties of the Oak Tree threepence that were struck from seven obverse dies and two reverse dies, the latter re-engraved more than once for Noe-24 to 27. Salmon's obverse 1 is lettered IN MASATHVSETS with each S backward. This is the only obverse die with the word IN, and for that reason it is an important variety for type collectors.

    The plate coin for W-260 in the Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia, this piece is finer than two of the three Ford coins, and clearly finer than the Salmon plate coin. This is only the fourth example that we have offered during the past quarter-century.

    Delicate gold-toned silver surfaces exhibit splashes of pale blue, mint-green, and light rose. Nicely centered with trivial marks on its lustrous obverse and reverse surfaces. While the outer beaded border escapes the flan at the lower obverse and reverse, all of the lettering is complete. Population: 2 in 53, 3 finer, for all varieties. Listed on page 40 of the 2020 Guide Book.
    Alan Weinberg's Commentary. An impossibly rare Noe-23 threepence that is well-centered on a fully oversize planchet. The best I'd seen in many decades.
    Ex: Sixth Annual C-4 Convention Sale (11/2000), lot 5; Alan V. Weinberg.
    From The Alan V. Weinberg Collection, Part II.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ARH, Variety PCGS# 45358, Base PCGS# 18)


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