1652 PINE TREE SCHILLING, PINE TR, LG PL, REV N MS61
REVERSE N IN ENGLAND. RARITY-5. ONLY 4 GRADED HIGHER AT PCGS
In 1652, Massachusetts declared that it was an independent commonwealth of Britain and no longer a colony. This declaration came at the end of the British Civil War and was spurred by the war-torn country neglecting its North American possessions. This 1652 Pine Tree shilling, minted in Massachusetts, recalls this early first step towards the formation of the United States.