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Lot 30268

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30268
Date 1652
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Grade 53
Service NGC
Denomination SHILNG
Description 1652 SHILNG Oak Tree Shilling, IN at Bottom AU53 NGC. Noe-7, W-480, Salmon 5-D, R.6. 68.2 grains. Ample glimpses of mint gloss confirm that this Oak Tree shilling has witnessed only light early American circulation. The tan-brown surfaces display a wave near the top of the tree, an artifact of its rocker press production. A minor flan crack is present at 12:30, but post-strike contact is absent aside from a trivial pinscratch to the right of the tree trunk. Mint-made clips affect the tops of several letters. Evenly and crisply struck except for minor weakness near 12 o'clock. For a Noe-7, the die state is intermediate, without the often-seen break beneath the 2 in the date, though the break near the N in AN DOM is well advanced. The teardrop-shaped break left of the tree trunk is usual for Noe-7, as are the narrow breaks near the D in ENGLAND. Ex: Dr. Thomas Hall; later, Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. This piece has Dr. Hall's accompanying small round collector ticket. Realized $16,450.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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