The Massachusetts Bay Colony authorized the first metallic currency to be struck in 1652 containing 22 1/2 percent less silver than the coins made in England. Joseph Jenks, the first Iron founder, made the dies for the first coins at his Ironworks mill in Saugus, Mass. The Shilling, 6-pence and 3-pence were minted by John Hull in Boston who was paid one Shilling three-pence for every 20 shillings coined.
MA-1 NE Shilling 1652
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