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    1652 Noe-2 Oak Tree Shilling, MS64
    Plated in Wurtzbach and Noe
    The Finest Known

    1652 SHILNG Oak Tree Shilling, ANDO MS64 NGC. CAC. Noe-2, W-440, Salmon 1-B, Low R.7. 70.1 grains. This Choice Mint State piece is plated on Carl Wurtzbach's 1937 photograph record, and in the Noe reference. It is also plated in the Whitman Colonial Encyclopedia and in the Salmon book. The distinctive rocker-press wave is clearly visible on this oval shilling that features a sharp tree and full legends. Rich grayish-gold toning appears on the fully lustrous surfaces graced with splashes of navy-blue patina. Nicely centered with most of the outer border beads visible on each side.

    This piece is the finest known, and the only Mint State example that we have seen or heard of. Second place in the Condition Census appears to be the XF in the Stearns Collection, along with an XF in the Alan Weinberg Collection. A small number of VF coins follow the top three examples. There are nine or 10 representatives known, according to Michael Hodder in the Ford catalog.

    Carl Wurtzbach's collection ticket accompanies this lot, inscribed:

    "Uncirculated Small Cleft. Excessively rare always unique in this condition. Another grand prize. Crosby's 1883 good. Clapp to CW very good. Probably same piece. This one from Virgil Brand Collection to Carl Wurtzbach March 18th 1936."

    Ex: Virgil Brand; Carl Wurtzbach; T. James Clarke; F.C.C. Boyd; John J. Ford, Jr. (Stack's, 10/2005), lot 17; Jon Hanson (10/18/2005); Donald Groves Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 20)

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    Auction Dates
    January, 2015
    7th-12th Wednesday-Monday
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