Pine tree three pence
Overall: 5/8 in. ( 1.6 cm ) diameter: 11/16 in. ( 1.7 cm )
struck: on obverse: "[M] ASATHVSETS [IN]" struck: on reverse: "NEWENGLAND [ANO]" 1652/XII
Pine tree three pence. Obverse: a pine tree with a pellet fleching the tree trunk. Reverse: date above denomination is Roman numeral.
Pine tree three pences were struck for the convenience of those wishing small change for their market purchases.
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