New England, Massachusetts (NE): 1652 ~ 12 Pence / Shilling. NOE-1a.

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New England, Massachusetts (NE): 1652 ~ 12 Pence / Shilling. NOE-1a.

New England, Massachusetts Bay Colony. Reproduction.
“NE” series.
1652, Shilling / 12 (XII) Pence.

Punch Struck. On hand cut silver planchette.
.999 Silver
4.80 grams (original weight)

OBVERSE
Monogram "NE" for New England at top.

180 degree / coin turn

REVERSE
Denomination "XII" for Twelve (12) pence, or 1 Shilling at top.

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 (”XII“ for twelve pence).

Authentic examples of these simple silver coins struck by the Massachusetts bay colony in 1652 are incredibly rare today, as the moneyers quickly adopted a new design that same year (a motif of trees starting with the so called willow tree) almost immediately after their production to prevent clipping and shaving of the coins. As basic as these coins are, they were literally the first coins ever struck on North American (United States) soil and the very first colonial coins ever produced. So they are highly sought after today, but unfortunatly extremely rare. A collector is unlikely to ever encounter one in person, let alone own one. So we offer the next best thing.
We created these reproductions with the collector in mind. They are museum quality pieces, made with faithful dedication down to the finest detail. They will make an excellent addition to any collection.
We also offer the 3 and 6 pence denominations, so you can complete the entire series of these famous first issues. As well, we offer a faithful reproduction of the famed large planchet Pine Tree Shilling for those who wish to own an authentic reproduction of the early tree series coins.
Every single element of our dies and stamps were hand-made exactly the same as the originals, by faithfully reproducing the originals, by using originals as our template. Their size are correct in not only the coins diameter, but the actual embossings on them.
These are NOT cheap cast copies. But faithful reproductions. So each coin will vary slightly in its shape and strike - so please allow for some slight variations like the originals.

FINSHES.
(1) Mint struck: The coin directly off the die. No toning. Just brilliant silver.
(2) Aged: A patina is added to the coin to give it the feel of a coin that is as old as the date upon it.
(3) Satin / Matte: A blanched satin, or matte finish.

As always, you can customize your coin(s) exactly how you want it. If you wish for a gold or copper planchet. To create a double strike, or error, or if you wish to mix and match dies to create a custom coin.
We can help you make it. Just send us an email!