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Pine tree threepence

1652 (struck ca. 1667-1682)
Origin: America, New England, Massachusetts, Boston
Diameter: 17mm
Gift of the Lasser family
Acc. No. 2002-77,14
Obverse: Pine tree within beaded circle, outer legend within beaded border.

Reverse: Legend within beaded border, date & denomination within beaded circle at center.
Label:The General Court of Massachusetts Bay authorized silversmiths John Hull and Robert Sanderson to strike shilling, sixpence, and threepence coins at Hull's Boston facility in 1652. The last of Hull and Sanderson's tree series of coins, the pine tree issues of 1667 to 1682, are certainly the most famous.

Noe-36, Breen-49
Provenance:Purchased 10 October 1978
Inscription(s):Obverse: "MASATHVSETS"

Reverse: "NEW ENGLAND," and "1652 III" within central border of beads.