1652 Oak Tree Shilling. Noe-5, Salmon 3-D. Rarity-2. IN at Bottom. VF-20 Planchet Crack, Environmental Damage.
63.9 grains. Silver gray centers with deeper slate at the peripheries, the obverse is off-center to the bottom and shows a planchet crack from 7 to 8 o'clock, though SATHUSET is bold and significant tree definition is visible. The reverse is perfectly centered with bold details throughout while the surfaces are just a bit granular under low magnification. The present coin would represent the design type nicely in a mid-grade set of early American issues, especially with its association to the H.B.M.S. Feversham treasure.
Pedigree: Earlier ex: H.B.M.S. Feversham; our (Stack's) sale of January 1999, lot 7; and our (Coin Galleries') sale of December 2008, lot 2003. Most recent lot tag and paper envelope with attribution and pedigree notation included.
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