1652 Pine Tree Threepence. Noe-36, Salmon 2-B. Rarity-4. Without Pellets. VF-30 (NGC).
14.5 grains. Both the obverse and reverse of this lovely piece are toned slate gray, with moderate waviness to the planchet, as made. On the obverse, the tree and inner border are full, the branches are clear, and the root structure is readily evident. The peripheral legends on both sides are nearly entirely legible aside from an area of weakness at 9 o'clock on the reverse. A small planchet chip is also present at 5 o'clock on the obverse. Overall, an appealing example with excellent details at this level. This "half a sixpence" is an ideal candidate for a mid-range Massachusetts silver collection.
Pedigree: Paper envelope with attribution notation included.
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