1652 PINE TREE SHILLING, PINE TR, LG PL, REV N MS64
LARGE PLANCHET. REVERSE N IN ENGLAND. HIGHEST AT PCGS. CAC.
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.