1652 Oak Tree Shilling. Noe-7, Salmon 5-D. Rarity-6. IN at Bottom. VF-20 Obverse Burnished.
62.1 grains. The obverse of this curious piece has been mostly ground down with only only a partial TS remaining, while the reverse is a mostly problem-free late die state example of the scarce Noe-7 -- other than a short planchet cut at 1 o'clock. Toned an even light gray on both sides, the reverse also offers a bit of colorful iridescence at the peripheries. A rare variety in a completely affordable condition, this coin should be seen before bidding judgment is passed.
Pedigree: Earlier from our (Stack's) sale of the Hain Family Collection of Massachusetts Silver Coins, January 2002, lot 28. Paper envelope with attribution and pedigree notation included.
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