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Object Name: Pine tree shilling
Date: 1652
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Medium: Silver
Dimensions: Overall (diameter): 1 1/16 in. (27.1mm)
Place made: North America, United States, Boston
Description: Pine tree shilling. Obverse: a pine tree. Reverse: date above denomination in Roman numerals.
Object Number: INV.12808e
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Marks: Struck on obverse: "MASATHVSETS. IN"; struck on reverse: "NEW ENGLAND. AN: DOM. 1652 / XII"

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The wrinkles in the coin are a result of the coining machine that made it. Large size Pine tree shillings were made on rocker presses, which were state of the art equipment in the late 17th century.