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1652 Oak Tree 3 Pence, No IN on Obverse

Image Information

Type Coin
Title 1652 Oak Tree 3 Pence, No IN on Obverse
Date 1652
Grade EF40
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 45357
Denomination 3PENCE

1652 3PENCE Oak Tree Threepence, No IN on Obverse, Noe-27.1, W-300, Salmon 5-Aii, R.7, XF40 NGC. 16.5 grains. Die alignment: 360?. Golden-brown toning emphasizes the light gray of the lettering and central devices on this small-denomination piece. The obverse's central tree is distinct, as is the clear and bold 1652 / III on the reverse. An uneven strike affects the peripheries, but leaves most of the legends legible. The mint at Boston had to husband its resources carefully, and they recut and reused old dies extensively. This can be seen in the legends on both sides, particularly in the first A and final S of MASATHVSETS and the EW of NEW. This is a rare die state. Listed on page 40 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: C.J. Dochkus (4/16/1958); Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15002, realized $8700. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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