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    1652 Noe-8 Pine Tree Shilling, MS63
    The Stearns-Hain Coin

    1652 SHILNG Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet, Ligatured NE, MS63 NGC. Noe-8, W-740, Salmon 7-E, R.4. 68.2 grains. Part of the 1991 ANS Exhibition of Colonial Coinage (No. 99). Noe-8 is the "Monogram NE" variety, which has the right upright of N and the upright of E completely overlapping. The coin features deep-steel and gray-brown color over full original luster, while the surfaces exhibit exceptional quality. The cataloger for the Hain Collection commented: "an outstandingly nice specimen."

    This example is tied for second-finest of the Hain coins, and it is exceeded for quality by only one or two others that we are aware of. Not perfectly round (these coins never were), with clipped edges at 2, 4, and 6 o'clock relative to the obverse. The legends are completely intact, with a wide outer margin along the right reverse. In fact, this coin displays better centering than many other examples of the variety we have seen. This is an important specimen with an exceptional modern-era pedigree. Listed on page 41 of the 2020 Guide Book.
    Ex: Radford Stearns Collection (Mayflower Coin Auctions, 12/1966), lot 84; Oechsner Collection (Stack's, 9/1988), lot 943; Hain Family Collection (Stack's, 1/2002), lot 115; Central States Signature (Heritage, 4/2006), lot 5. (NGC ID# BNUC, Variety PCGS# 45373, Base PCGS# 23)

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

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