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    1652 Pine Tree Shilling, MS65
    Large Planchet, No Pellets, Noe-4
    Ex: F.C.C. Boyd

    1652 SHILNG Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet MS65 NGC. Noe-4, W-720, Salmon 4-D, R.4. 72.6 grains. No Pellets at Trunk. Reversed N in IN. First N reversed in ENGLAND. Noted in the Ford catalog as "on a par for technical grade with both Uncirculated Hain coins (ex: Roper and ex: Norweb) and far nicer than Picker's. ... The top of the reverse seems scraped but this is actually a result of the piece going through the roller dies, elongating the letters in AND and the dots in the outer beaded border above them. Struck from the broken state of the reverse with die breaks forming in the left reverse field." The field break somewhat resembles a narrow cauldron with flames flickering from the top. The break lacks the unified upper "tail" found on the late die state Noe-4.5. The "stretching" of upper obverse or reverse design elements is encountered fairly often on Large Planchet Pine Tree shillings, and helps make each piece unique, along with other characteristics such as the irregular diameters and degree of "S" shaped wave.

    The present Gem is a magnificent example. The walnut-brown, dove-gray, and jade-green surfaces shimmer with luster and are devoid of remotely mentionable detractions. The centers retain the central horizontal wave characteristic of rocker press emission. The strike is crisp across all design elements, although portions of MAS and the N and W in NEW lack their tops due to a Boston Mint straight clip. Among the finest Noe-4 shillings, and a desirable contribution to either a variety or type set of Massachusetts silver. 'N' Reversed Pine Tree shilling NGC Census: 4 in 65, none finer (12/14).
    Ex: F.C.C. Boyd Collection; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XII (Stack's, 10/2005), lot 84; Donald Groves Partrick.

    Coin Index Numbers: (PCGS# 23)

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

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    January, 2015
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