Pine tree shilling
Overall: 1 1/16 in. ( 2.7 cm ) diameter: 1 1/16 in. ( 2.7 cm )
struck: Obverse: MASATHVSETS. IN struck: Reverse: NEW ENGLAND. AN: DOM. 1652/XII
Pine tree shilling. Obverse: a pine tree. Reverse: date above denomination in Roman numerals.
The wrinkles in the coin are a result of the coining machine that made it. Large size Pine tree shillings were made on rocker presses, which were state of the art equipment in the late 17th century.
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