|Title||1652 Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet, Reversed N|
|Service Catalog #||45372|
1652 SHILNG Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet, Reversed N, Noe-9, W-750, Salmon 7a-Diii, R.6, XF45 NGC. 72.0 grains. Die alignment: 360?. An exceptional example of this rare variety. The tree is lightly struck, as always, and the coin as a whole is struck more firmly on the upper half of the planchet than on the lower. The charm of the hand-cut legends is accentuated by the remarkable spelling of E?GLAND, with the first N backwards and the second correct. The golden gray toning with a touch of rose is exactly what one expects in an original piece. Though rated R.6, the Noe-9 must surely be toward the upper end of that rating, closer to R.7 than R.5. Listed on page 41 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: Stack's (10/1970), lot 35; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15007, realized $8400. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|