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    1652 Pine Tree Shilling, MS65
    Possibly the Finest Known Noe-4
    Ex: F.C.C. Boyd, Ford, Partrick

    1652 SHILNG Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet, Reversed N, MS65 NGC. Noe-4, W-720, Salmon 4-D, R.4. 72.6 gn. 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 the degree of "S" shaped wave.

    The present Gem is a magnificent example that, in our opinion, is equal to, or finer than the Norweb-Hain example, and finer than the first Ford coin, ex: Wurtzbach. This piece is far finer than the third Ford coin, a borderline Uncirculated 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. A desirable contribution to either a variety or type set of Massachusetts silver. Listed on page 41 of the 2018 Guide Book.
    Ex: F.C.C. Boyd Collection; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XII (Stack's, 10/2005), lot 84; Donald Groves Partrick Collection (Heritage, 1/2015), lot 5571; Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 2/2016), lot 3005; Dallas Signature (Heritage, 4/2017), lot 15651.

    Coin Index Numbers: (NGC ID# 2ARX, Variety PCGS# 45372, Base PCGS# 23)

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    Auction Dates
    April, 2018
    25th-29th Wednesday-Sunday
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