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CNG Feature Auction 117

Lot nuber 912

COLONIAL. 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling. Small Planchet.

CNG Feature Auction 117
Lot: 912.
 Estimated: $ 2 000

United States, Silver

Sold For $ 3 500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

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COLONIAL. 1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree Shilling. Small Planchet. 70.2 grains. Noe 29; Salmon 11-F; W 930. In NGC encapsulation 5938154-010, graded VF 25.

From the Dr. Jay M. Galst Collection.

Part of a series of coinage first minted in 1652 by the Massachusetts Bay Colony. All subsequent coinage, and the pine tree type would be the last, were dated 1652 to comply with English law which reserved the right of coinage to the crown. But in 1652, England was a Commonwealth, Charles I having been beheaded in 1649.

This type circulated widely in the new world and numerous varieties can be found and collected. This “small planchet” type, Salmon 11-F, has an even gray patina with minimal marks on either side. Nicely centered and well struck, this coin would be an interesting addition to a collection of early Americana.

The final winners of all CNG Feature Auction 117 lots will be determined during the live online sale that will be held on 19-20 May 2021. This lot is in Session 4, which begins 20 May 2021 at 2 PM ET.

Winning bids are subject to a 20% buyer's fee for bids placed on this website and 22.50% for all others.

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