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Choice AU 1652 Pine Tree Threepence Ex Boyd, Ford 1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony. Pine Tree Threepenc

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Choice AU 1652 Pine Tree Threepence Ex Boyd, Ford 1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony. Pine Tree Threepenc
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Choice AU 1652 Pine Tree Threepence
Ex Boyd, Ford 1652 Massachusetts Bay Colony. Pine Tree Threepence. Noe-36, Crosby 2a-B, W-640. Rarity-4. AU-55 PCGS. This boldly rendered and richly toned deep steel-gray specimen exhibits lively blue-gold iridescence under a bright light. The present specimen represents true gem-quality within the AU range, with surfaces that offer perfectly centered devices on both sides. The eye appeal is superb, and the strike is sharp throughout with just trifling weakness at the obverse rim at 9 o’clock; the reverse is bold in all areas. Some tiny and faint old scratches can be seen in the obverse field at 10 o’clock with determined magnification, but you will come up empty handed once you find those faint marks – the reverse is pristine! The logjam of grading events listed at PCGS for this issue and grade, 14 pieces, suggests to us that some resubmissions have occurred for this denomination. After all, there are only two finer specimens listed by PCGS, an AU-58, and a MS-62 coin – we could make a case about the 14 AU-55 pieces, as in “many have tried, but few have succeeded,” but you should be the ultimate judge as to the accuracy of the population sheets in this instance. Choice for the grade and certain to be a center-point in a currently expanding or advanced cabinet of Massachusetts silver coinage.
PCGS Population: 14; 2 finer (MS-62 finest).
PCGS #21
From Stack’s sale of the John J. Ford, Jr. Collection, Part XII, October, 2005, lot 142; formerly F.C.C. Boyd; Thomas James (T. James) Clark.



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