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Choice AU Circa 1659 Maryland Sixpence Maryland Colony. Circa 1659 Cecil Calvert, Lord Baltimore Six

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Choice AU Circa 1659 Maryland Sixpence Maryland Colony. Circa 1659 Cecil Calvert, Lord Baltimore Six
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Choice AU Circa 1659 Maryland Sixpence Maryland Colony. Circa 1659 Cecil Calvert, Lord Baltimore Sixpence. Hodder 2-C, Breen-68, Whitman-1060. Small Head. Rarity-5. AU-55 PCGS. Nearly as fresh as it was 350 and more years ago, this lustrous Lord Baltimore sixpence will draw the specialists like the proverbial moth to the flame. The medium silver-gray surfaces exhibit warm golden-gray tones throughout. Sharply struck and essentially devoid of unsettling marks of any nature, this specimen holds up well to close-in scrutiny. PCGS has only listed one example of this rarity in Mint State, making this choice AU-55 specimen all the more attractive – the Mint State specimen is no doubt locked away in an advanced early American cabinet.
Struck at the Tower Mint in London at the behest of Cecil Calvert, the Second Lord Baltimore, whose patent for the Colony of Maryland didn’t say he could not produce coinage for use locally, so produce he did. Fortunately, Oliver Cromwell ruled and there was no king on the throne of England, for a monarch would have objected strenuously to any out-of-country coinage scheme. Barter was the main exchange in the Maryland colony, with tobacco, gun powder, and lead shot among the most popular means of valuing commercial exchanges. As in all the other British North American colonies, hard currency was rare in circulation, and the ever-resourceful colonists had to be flexible. Thanks to the turmoil of those historic times, today’s collectors can pursue – and hopefully own – a coin that, though struck in England, was intended for use in the American colony of Terræ Mariæ, today’s state of Maryland. Don’t be left out when the excitement begins for this lot!
PCGS Population: 4; 3 finer (MS-62 finest).
PCGS #33



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