1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree Threepence Noe-36 Rarity-4 NCS graded VG Details, Plugged.
Glossy light grayish steel and medium gray. Most of the designs are consistent with a grade of Fine or better, but the planchet is uneven causing many of the designs on the tree side to be worn smooth. The date, denomination, all of NEW ENGLAND, and most of the Pine Tree are clear. The only significant defect is a tiny and barely visible plug through the top of the first S in MASATHVSETS. This variety does not have pellets on either side of the tree trunk, and this feature is indicated on the NCS label along with the weight (15.8 grains). Listed on page 39 in the "Redbook."
Estimated Value $500-UP.