1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree Shilling Noe-10 Rarity-6+ PCGS "Genuine" VF Details, Damage.
Attractive glossy light to medium gray. The surfaces are smooth and the designs are nicely centered on the planchet. The only significant mark is a thin vertical scratch in the field left of the date and denomination, and this scratch has been lightly smoothed to minimize its appearance. The Oak Tree was delicately carved into the die resulting in the "Ghost Tree" label applied to the variety, but the other designs and legends on both sides are strong. A decent example of this very rare variety. Listed on page 39 in the "Redbook." The "Ghost Oak Tree" type and weight of 67.28 grains are shown on the PCGS label.
Estimated Value $1,000-UP.