Pine Tree Shilling (small)
Object Place: Massachusetts
Noe 16; Crosby 21-L; Breen 53
Diameter and weight: 25.6-26 mm, 4.3 gm (1 in., 0.15 oz.)
Medium or Technique
Brown-Pearl Hall (Gallery LG35)
This small planchet Pine Tree Shilling is #16 in Noe’s sequence. The characteristics are the short, downward “roots” beneath the tree, the fact that the tree points to the left of the S in the inscription, and the short, thick I in the IN. The reverse die is characterized by the very wide W, the flattening of the beaded ring around the date and the fact that the AN D of AN DON falls immediately below the denomination. This reverse die lasted for a long time and can be seen again–in an advanced state of decay on Noe #19 (92.1533).
Augustine Shurtleff Collection of Coins