New England (NE): 1652, 3 & 6 Pence. Noe-1a.
New England, Massachusetts Bay Colony.
“NE” series. Pick 3, 6 or 12 pence.
1652 Three (3) Pence.
1652. Six  Pence.
Reproduction. Punch Struck. On silver planchete.
36.6 grains / 2.40 grams (+ or -)
180 degree / coin turn stamped.
The NE pieces represent coin-making in its most basic and historic form: punching simple elements into a blank piece of metal to provide the location of origin (NE for New England), and the denomination of value (”III“ for three pence, “VI“ for sixpence and “XII” for twelve pence, or a shilling).
These Silver Coins of Massachusetts, are incredibly rare today, as the moneyers quickly adopted a new design (a motif of trees starting with the so called willow tree) to prevent clipping and shaving. As basic as these coins are, they were literally the first coins ever struck on American soil and the very first colonial coins ever produced.
In this series we offer the 3 and 6 pence, with the NE shilling to follow soon. As well, we offer the famed large planchet Pine Tree Shilling. Every single element of our dies and stamps were hand-made exactly the same as the originals.
These are not castings, and each coin will vary slightly in its shape and strike as these are all hand made and hammer struck. So please allow for slight variance with this series.
Your choices are:
Mint struck, Aged, Doubled and our double thick SAM Strike. Customize your coin how you want it, and your all set to go.