Oak Tree Shilling

British Colonial Issue
dated 1652; struck 1660–67
Designed and engraved by John Hull (American (born in England), 1624–1683), and Robert Sanderson, Sr. (American (born in England), 1608–1693)


Object Place: Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Catalogue Raisonné

Noe 1; Crosby 9-H; Breen 15

Dimensions

Diameter and weight: 25 mm, 4.2 gm (1 in., 0.15 oz.)

Accession Number

64.87

Medium or Technique

Silver

On View

Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35)

Collections

Americas

Classifications

Coins

This example has all of the characteristics described by Noe as #1 on his sequence for the Oak Tree Shillings. It is the only type that uses colons between before and after the IN on the obverse inscription. On the reverse, the ND: of ENGLAND falls directly below the XII of the denomination and includes a obvious die-break.

Credit Line

Gift of Miss Rosamond Lamb