Lot 3135: World Coins - USA - Colonial Coinage - Massachussets - 1652 - Pine Tree Threepence
December 10, 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: 1667-1682 AD. Obv: pine tree with MASATHVSETS legend and rosette of pellets after. Rev: date over 'III' mark of value with NEW ENGLAND legend and rosette of pellets after KM# 12; Y. p.39; Noe-36. See Single Finds Register, British Numismatic Journal, 2017 (forthcoming). 0.99 grams. . Found near Wembery, Plymouth, Devon, UK, 2015. Although dated 1652, the pine tree issue was struck during the period 1667-1682, following on from the earlier willow tree and oak tree issues (also dated 1652, except for the oak tree twopence which bears the date 1662).
Condition Report: Very fine. Rare.