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Oak Tree Sixpence

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This example includes the characteristics of #17 (the "Hydra Tree") in Noe's sequence for Oak Tree coins. The obverse has no roots beneath the tree and includes colons before and after the IN of the inscription. On the reverse the second N of ENGLAND is directly beneath the VI of the...

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Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins

British Colonial Issue, dated 1652; struck 1660–67

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Noe 17; Crosby 4-C; Breen 25


Diameter and weight: 22 mm, 2.3 gm (7/8 in., 0.08 oz.)

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