Pine tree shilling

Object Number: 
INV.12808f
Date: 
1652
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm ) diameter: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Marks: 
Struck: Obverse: "MASATHVSETS". IN Struck: Reverse: "[NE] WENGLAND/AN/DOM; 1652/XII
Description: 
Pine tree shilling. Obverse: a pine tree. Reverse: date above denomination in Roman numerals.
Gallery Label: 
Small size Pine tree shillings like this one were widely used throughout the colonies. Although prohibited by the English king in 1683, they were still in circulationin New York City twenty five years later.
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Creative: Tronvig Group