Pine tree shilling
Overall: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm ) diameter: 7/8 in. ( 2.2 cm )
Struck: Obverse: "MASATHVSETS". IN Struck: Reverse: "[NE] WENGLAND/AN/DOM; 1652/XII
Pine tree shilling. Obverse: a pine tree. Reverse: date above denomination in Roman numerals.
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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