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Oak tree shilling

Object Number: 
INV.12808d
Date: 
1652
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
diameter: 28.2 mm N/S; 27.6 mm E/W
Description: 
Oak tree shilling struck in silver; obverse: an oak tree; reverse: date above denomination in Roman numerals.
Gallery Label: 
Massachusetts authorized a coinage in 1652. The coinage ceased in 1683. Oak tree type coins, as here, were probably struck from 1660 to 1670.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group