Safe/Haven Update

Due to a private event, the exhibition Safe/Haven will be closed to visitors from 2–5 pm on Friday, May 14.

Pine tree shilling

Object Number: 
INV.12808e
Date: 
1652
Medium: 
Silver
Dimensions: 
Overall: 1 1/16 in. ( 2.7 cm ) diameter: 1 1/16 in. ( 2.7 cm )
Marks: 
struck: Obverse: MASATHVSETS. IN struck: Reverse: NEW ENGLAND. AN: DOM. 1652/XII
Description: 
Pine tree shilling. Obverse: a pine tree. Reverse: date above denomination in Roman numerals.
Gallery Label: 
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.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group