Noe-1, Salmon-1-A, W-690 variety, Early Die State with the cracks at the date and denomination just starting to form. Considered to be Rarity-3. 68.4 grains.
We are pleased to offer this new to the market example of what is without any question the most sought after variety of Pine Tree Shilling (or any Massachusetts silver of any type or denomination, actually). Heck, we could go one step further and say that is the quintessential colonial coin, but we prefer these well chosen (though un-attributed) words extracted from an old Bowers & Merena catalog:
"It has been suggested that Noe-1 is the archetypal American colonial coin – a microcosm between two surfaces of what early American numismatics is all about."
And this is a resplendent example just acquired by us in this holder from a collector, imaged and listed right here ‘al dente’ (i.e. with no attempt to cross, crack, regrade or anything of the sort). And that might well have been worth the effort, as this piece is as pristine as any Pine Tree we’ve seen or know about, with razor sharp detail, ideal silvery gray color, all but flawless surfaces and rolling luster on the obverse and reverse.
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