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Pine Tree Shilling (small)

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This small planchet Pine Tree Shilling is #19 in Noe's sequence. The characteristics of this variety are the faint "roots" angled to the left beneath the tree, the fact that the tree points slightly to the right of the V in the inscription, and the small S's in MASATHVSETS, where the first one...

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Provenance

Collection of Anna P. Jones (1807/8-1862/3?), Boston; to Rebecca S. Salisbury (1826/27-December 30, 1891), Boston, by bequest; to MFA, January 1892, bequest.

Credit Line

Bequest of Miss Rebecca Salisbury

British Colonial Issue, dated 1652; struck 1675–82

Object Place

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Noe 19; Crosby 20-L; Breen 54

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 24 mm, 4.7 gm (15/16 in., 0.17 oz.)

Accession Number

92.1533

Medium or Technique

Silver

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Numismatics, Coins