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Pine Tree Shilling (large)

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This is a large planchet Pine Tree Shilling, made on a rocker press like the Willow and Oak Tree precursers. It is the variety with the bullet before and the rosette after the IN in the obverse inscription, which also has four long "roots" angled to the right beneath the tree. This example is a...

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Credit Line

Gift of Dr. Samuel Abbott Green

British Colonial Issue, dated 1652; struck 1667–74

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Noe 1; Crosby 12-I; Breen 37


Diameter and weight: 28-28.8 mm, 4.6 gm (1 1/8 in., 0.16 oz.)

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