|Title||1652 SHILNG PINE SM PL|
|Service Catalog #||24|
1652 SHILNG Pine Tree Shilling, Small Planchet, Noe-20, W-860, Salmon 6-B, R.7, Fine 15 NGC. 67.9 grains. Die alignment: 30?. A true rarity among the Small Planchet Pine Tree shillings. As is clearly seen, both dies were badly cracked: on the obverse, this is most obvious at 12 o'clock between H and V, at 9 o'clock by the S, and above 3 o'clock below the T. On the reverse, large cracks above NE of NEW and through D AN show the die's deterioration (it was used on six other varieties). The coin itself is worn, but well-centered and without any real problems. The coloration is pleasant, and on the whole this piece is a very nice example of a rare variety. Listed on page 41 of the 2018 Guide Book. Ex: C.H. Stearns Collection (Mayflower, 12/1966), lot 106; Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society.
Heritage Newman IX, November 2017, lot 15009, realized $3360. Images and description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.
|Image Collection||Eric P. Newman Collection, Part IX|