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    1652 Oak Tree Shilling, MS63
    Noe-5, IN at Bottom
    The Noe & Salmon Plate Coin

    1652 Oak Tree Shilling, IN at Bottom, Noe-5, W-470, Salmon 3-D, R.2, MS63 NGC. 70.8 grains. An exceptional Oak Tree shilling, chosen by both Noe and Salmon to illustrate the variety. The tree is boldly struck and more clearly delineated than on either of the examples sold in our 2015 sale of coins from the Partrick Collection. The obverse, as usual, is slightly offset toward 6 o'clock, with the top of the planchet running off the straight edge of the die. The reverse is nearly perfectly centered, though the upper edge exhibits weakness where the obverse die displacement affects metal flow. Both sides are beautifully toned a light iron-gray, and there are no indications to suggest that the coin ever circulated. This combination sees the only use of the obverse die. The reverse exhibits vertical cracking along the right side that is more advanced than is seen in its earlier use on Noe-4 (Salmon 2-D), but not as pronounced as seen in later varieties. The provenance of this piece traces back to Edward Cogan's April 1877 sale. The obverse is depicted on the first photographic plate in that sale catalogue, making this one of the first pieces of Massachusetts silver ever to be photographed. Listed on page 41 of the 2021 Guide Book.
    Ex: Jenks Collection (Edward Cogan, 4/1877), lot 868; Libbie Collection; Carl W├╝rtzbach (designated 10A in his book); T. James Clarke; F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's 10/2005), lot 25; Jon Hanson; Donald G. Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ARL, Variety PCGS# 45362, Base PCGS# 20)


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