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1652 Pine Tree 6 Pence, With Pellets

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Type Coin
Title 1652 Pine Tree 6 Pence, With Pellets
Date 1652
Grade EF45
Service NGC
Service Catalog # 45367
Denomination 6PENCE

1652 6PENCE Pine Tree Sixpence, Pellets at Trunk, Noe-33A, W-670, Salmon 2*-B, R.5+, XF45 NGC. 33.7 grains. Die alignment: 360?. A remarkable coin whose true rarity is often understated by the R.3 rating assigned to the usual Noe-33 sixpence. The Noe-33 unfailingly comes with the obverse struck off-center, with the legend at the top cut off (see the Noe and Salmon plate coins); the present example was struck with the dies recentered, and shows full obverse legends with only the peripheries slightly off planchet. Picker (1976) dubbed well-centered examples struck from these dies "Noe-33A," and they are considerably more rare than standard Noe-33s. This example is attractive and problem-free, with rose highlights augmenting the warm gray coloration; it is slightly better than the Kendall coin. The die break to the left of the 6 in the date is more advanced than is seen in Noe-33, showing that the Noe-33A was struck after Noe-33. A tiny planchet crack near the rim at 3 o'clock obverse / 9 o'clock reverse is mentioned only for accuracy. Listed on page 41 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.

Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15006, realized $4800. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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