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Lot 30274

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Type Coin
Title Lot 30274
Date 1652
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Grade 63
Service NGC
Denomination SHILNG
Description 1652 SHILNG Pine Tree Shilling, Large Planchet, No Pellets at Trunk MS63 NGC. Noe-5, W-720, Salmon 4-Di, R.4. 71.2 grains. A beautiful Pine Tree type coin that displays unbroken satin luster and richly blended steel-blue and caramel-brown toning. Neither side exhibits marks visible without magnification. The faint incused N or Z southwest of the X in XII is from the die and can be seen on all better grade examples. The strike is consistent and, unlike three of the five Hain Family examples, there are no edge flaws. A wave passes through the date and the upper half of the tree, indicative of rocker press manufacture. The centering is very good. Most letters in ENGLAND and the tops of HV are off the flan, but the remainder of the legends are intact. The coin has a slightly oval shape, primarily due to a straight mint clip at 3 o'clock. The die state is usual for Noe-5 with three small breaks left of the date and denomination, another fairly small break above the 6 in the date, and a relatively heavy break through the M in DOM. Noe varieties 4 through 10 were struck from the same reverse die with a reversed first N in ENGLAND. Per the Stack's Hain catalog, "the differences between N.4 and N.5 are minute; those between N.5 and N.6 are more noticeable but most collectors still find them difficult to tell apart." The shape of the O in DOM is diagnostic. The NGC Census for all Noe varieties of 'N' Reversed Pine Tree shillings is 2 in 63, 3 finer (4/14). Although several fairly high grade examples of Noe-5 are known, the present example surpasses all three examples from the F.C.C. Boyd - John J. Ford, Jr. collection, as well as the five examples from the Hain Family Collection. Ex: Eric P. Newman Numismatic Education Society. Realized $30,550.00. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.

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