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March Day 1: Modern Design

Wed, Mar 16, 2022 11:00AM EDT
Lot 188

1652 Pine Tree Shilling Large Planchet PCGS AU55

Estimate: $2,000 - $3,000

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John Hull and Robert Saunderson (American, 17th Century). One 1652 large planchet pine tree shilling with no pellets featuring a pine tree design along the obverse surrounded by "MASATHUSETS ∑ IN ∑" with a reversed 'N.' The reverse reads "NEW ENGLAND ∑ AN ∑ DOM ∑ 1652 XXI." Graded by PCGS as AU55 meaning that there is full detail with light friction on the high points and considerable luster remains.

This coin was among the very first minted in the United States in the Boston mint. The Boston mint, operated by John Hull and Robert Saunderson, began to produce coins in 1652 with the authorization of the General court of Massachusetts Bay. As creating coinage was not the right of colonists, this was among the first acts of rebellion by the American colonists prior to the Revolutionary War. The Boston mint produced coins from 1652 to1682, when the contract expired. The same year, British loyalist Edward Randolph traveled to London to present seventeen charges against Massachusetts Bay Colony, the first of which was operating a "Publik mint in Boston."


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