1652 Pine Tree Shilling. Small Planchet. Noe-22, Salmon 8-B, W-870. Rarity-6. VF Details--Environmental Damage (PCGS).72.0 grains. Nearly perfect in weight and nicely rounded. Lilac and steel gray surfaces show uniform roughness and crusting throughout. The strike is well centered on both sides with much of the outer beaded circle present and the legends unharmed. Softness at the upper and lower edges is typical of these dies, though minor pinscratches suggest an old hole or a mount may have been repaired. An elusive example with satisfying eye appeal despite its shortcomings.<p><p>From the Robert M. Martin Collection. Ex our sale of November 2012, lot 6345.