1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, PINE TR, LG PL, PELLETS MS65
PELLETS AT TRUNK. LARGE PLANCHET. A WELL PRESERVED GEM. ONLY FOUR COINS GRADED HIGHER.
In 1652 the Physician-General of Britain’s army under Oliver Cromwell, Dr. William Petty, claimed that some 100,000 Irish men were brought to North America as slaves. This 1652 Pine Tree shilling recalls the little known Irish slave trade.