1652 Oak Tree Threepence. Noe-23, Salmon 1-A, W-260. Rarity-6. IN on Obverse. VF-25 (NGC).16.8 grains. This is a well centered piece struck on a nearly round planchet. Light waviness is most pronounced over the upper left obverse, minor planchet crack at 3 oclock relative to the same side. The obverse is soft in isolated areas, mostly associated with the aforementioned waviness, but the tree is fairly well outlined and many of the peripheral letters are clear. The reverse design is bold throughout. Mottled steel gray patina to both sides, the surfaces bright silver in areas with wispy hairlines that point to a light cleaning. A few minor obverse grazes around the tree are the only singularly mentionable marks. An easily attributed variety, Noe-23 is the only Oak Tree threepence with the word IN as part of the obverse legend. Scarce, especially when nicely centered on a round planchet, as here.