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    1652 Oak Tree Shilling, MS65+
    Noe-5, IN at Bottom
    Lustrous, Finest Known

    1652 SHILNG Oak Tree Shilling, IN at Bottom, MS65+ NGC. CAC. Noe-5, W-470, Salmon 3-D, R.2. Ex: Bluestone / Donald G. Partrick Collection. 70.2 grains. An apple-green and stone-gray example that boasts vibrant luster and outstanding eye appeal. This is the finest known Noe-5 Oak Tree shilling seen to date. The obverse is moderately misaligned toward 6 o'clock. The reverse letters are complete, although the W is tight against the edge. The "S" bend expected of rocker press varieties is prominent near the top of the tree. The vertical breaks near ND A are characteristic of Noe-5, as is the heavy horizontal break on the upper obverse margin. Much of the tree appears blurry due to the die state.

    Related varieties include Noe-5.1 and Noe 5.8, both questionable pieces that may be modern fabrications. Christopher Salmon includes Noe 5, 5.1, and 5.8 in a single listing for his variety 3-D. The tree would soon after be completely reengraved by the coiner to create Noe-6. The reverse die was used for several different varieties designated as Noe-4, 5, 6, and 7. Noe 5 is the most plentiful of the four varieties that share the same reverse die, and is an excellent candidate for a high-grade colonial type collection. Although the Salmon numbering system has yet to take hold, it clears up many of the difficulties created with the cumbersome Noe variety system as it has been modified in recent years. Listed on page 40 of the 2017 Guide Book.
    Ex: 95th Sale (Barney Bluestone, 12/1946); later, Donald Groves Partrick / FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5531, realized $105,750; FUN Signature (Heritage, 1/2016), lot 5204; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2016), lot 4507.

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

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    January, 2017
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