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Lot:3002 1652年松树先令 NGC MS 58 1652 Pine Tree Shilling. Large Planchet

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SBP2024年6月加州#3-瑰宝之夜

2024-06-19 05:00:00

2024-06-19 09:00:00

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1652 Pine Tree Shilling. Large Planchet. Noe-1, Salmon 1-A, W-690. Rarity-2. Pellets at Trunk. MS-65 (NGC).66.0 grains. One of the most significant examples of this classic Massachusetts Bay Colony silver variety that we have ever brought to auction. It is, first and foremost, an incredible condition rarity in this historic American colonial coin series. Splendid pewter gray and olive surfaces reveal glints of iridescent powder blue and antique gold undertones. Also of note is full mint luster in a hard, satiny texture. There are no marks or other post-production blemishes, the quality exceptional and fully justifying the MS-65 grade from NGC.

Just as significant, this is an extremely rare major mint error from the Massachusetts silver series. It was first struck approximately 10% off center to 10:30, a feature which was obviously noticed by the coiner, who then sent it through the rocker press for a second strike. This second impression was better centered (especially on the reverse) and imparted sharp to full detail to virtually all design elements. Virgin planchet is most pronounced along the upper obverse border, less so along the upper right reverse border. Several shallow straight clips at left, right and top give the planchet a charmingly out-of-round appearance, the bottom with a ragged clip that is into the top of the letter M in MASATHVSETS. Approximately 75% of the outer circle on the obverse is present, that on the reverse complete save for where it is broken in the area of the ragged clip. Close inspection with a loupe reveals traces of the first strike, most notably portions of the word NEW at 9 oclock on the obverse and a trace of the tree in the upper reverse field.

However classic is defined, the Noe-1 Pine Tree shilling fits the title. A collector in 1840 would have been just as excited to own this coin as one today, and this would be just as appreciated in a museum as at a coin club meeting. While Mint State Noe-1 Pine Tree shillings are far from common, this coins prime desirability does not rest upon its rarity. Instead, it is the essential distillation of everything desirable about an early American coin: an antique appearance, a great backstory, and a recognizable design. The fact that it is also an extremely rare flipover double strike error from a series produced on a rocker press is extraordinary. While nearly any collector can own a Pine Tree shilling, few ever obtain one of this sort of quality or significance.PCGS# 800852. NGC ID: 2ARU.Ex Barney Bluestone; Major Alfred Walter Estate; New Netherlands 60th Public Auction Sale, December 1968, lot 207; Donald Groves Partrick; Heritages FUN Signature Auction of January 2015, lot 5566.