After the NE Shilling was discontinued they came up with what they called the “Tree Money”, first was the Willow Tree, than the Oak & finally the Pine Tree Shillings. Since the Mass. Bay Colony was not authorized to coin money, they minted for 30 years with the same date of 1652, which was an illusion to give the coins the appearance of having been struck during the confusion in England at that time.
The obverse has a pine tree in the middle of a beaded circle with MASATHVSETS . IN with a beaded circle around the edge. The reverse has 1652 XII in the center of a beaded circle with NEW ENGLAND: AN : DOM meaning the year of our Lord, and a beaded circle around the edge.
AN EXACT REPLICA
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