1652 Pine Tree Threepence. Noe-35, Salmon 1-Ai, W-635. Rarity-6. Pellets at Trunk. VF Details--Environmental Damage (NGC). 15.9 grains. Off center on the obverse, typical of the variety, the upper right peripheral devices are off the flan. The tree is complete, however, while the reverse is better centered with bold central design elements, lower and left borders through the lettering. Struck on a somewhat ovoid planchet with a straight clip at 3 oclock relative to the obverse. Dusky sandy-tan and reddish-russet patina blankets surfaces that are rough and granular overall to explain the NGC qualifier. More affordable quality for this elusive variety of the Pine Tree threepence which was not present in Stearns, MHS (1970), Picker or Partrick in any grade.