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1652 6PENCE Oak Tree IN on Reverse, MS

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Type Coin
Title 1652 6PENCE Oak Tree IN on Reverse, MS
Date 1652
Grade EF40
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 45359
Denomination 6PENCE

1652 6PENCE Oak Tree Sixpence, IN on Obverse, Noe-21.5, W-400, Salmon 2a-B, R.6 -- Obverse Scratched -- NGC Details. XF. 32.7 grains. Die alignment: 330?. A well-centered example of this interesting die variety, in which a weak first S in MASATHVSETS was recut to make it more distinct but was accidentally engraved backwards. The reverse is particularly pleasing to the eye, being problem-free and nearly perfectly centered. The oval appearance of the inner dotted borders encircling the tree and the date / denomination are an artifact of the rocker press used to strike the Oak Tree coinage. A few very old scrapes to the obverse need to be mentioned, but do little to affect the coin's overall appearance. Listed on page 41 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15003, realized $4680. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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