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Very Rare Hydra Tree Oak Tree Sixpence. Noe-17. Rarity-6.

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Very Rare Hydra Tree Oak Tree Sixpence. Noe-17. Rarity-6.

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1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree sixpence. Noe-17. Rarity-6. Hydra Tree. Fine to Very Fine. 33.3 grains. Details of at least Very Fine, but the flan shows some post-mint waviness and suffered an act of petty thievery three centuries ago that has resulted in a small missing piece above the first S of MASATHVSETS. The tree is mostly bold, a bit soft on the right side, the date and denomination are complete, and the peripheral legends are largely present. The toning is old and appropriate, mostly deep gray with blended dark gold and other ancient shades. Some scrapes are seen on the right side of the obverse, heavier but shorter horizontal scratches are present at the base of the tree, an old vertical scratch blends into the left reverse, and other minor circulation nicks and bruises are seen on both sides. Even with its evidence of significant, and not always gentle, circulation, this remains a very important specimen of one of the classic varieties in the Oak Tree series. This Noe number was missing from many of the most important cabinets of colonials ever sold, including Garrett, Roper, Picker, the specialized Massachusetts silver collection of Reed Hawn, and Partrick. The Norweb coin was most recently sold in the 2015 Kendall sale, bringing just about 10 times the price of this specimen. The number extant appears to be on the near side of 20, most of which are not any nicer than this one, making this a very special opportunity to acquire a well known rarity.

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 4102110

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1652 Massachusetts Oak Tree sixpence. Noe-17. Rarity-6. Hydra Tree. Fine to Very Fine. 33.3 grains. Details of at least Very Fine, but the flan shows some post-mint waviness and suffered an act of petty thievery three centuries ago that has resulted in a small missing piece above the first S of MASATHVSETS. The tree is mostly bold, a bit soft on the right side, the date and denomination are complete, and the peripheral legends are largely present. The toning is old and appropriate, mostly deep gray with blended dark gold and other ancient shades. Some scrapes are seen on the right side of the obverse, heavier but shorter horizontal scratches are present at the base of the tree, an old vertical scratch blends into the left reverse, and other minor circulation nicks and bruises are seen on both sides. Even with its evidence of significant, and not always gentle, circulation, this remains a very important specimen of one of the classic varieties in the Oak Tree series. This Noe number was missing from many of the most important cabinets of colonials ever sold, including Garrett, Roper, Picker, the specialized Massachusetts silver collection of Reed Hawn, and Partrick. The Norweb coin was most recently sold in the 2015 Kendall sale, bringing just about 10 times the price of this specimen. The number extant appears to be on the near side of 20, most of which are not any nicer than this one, making this a very special opportunity to acquire a well known rarity.

Additional

Additional Information

Grading Service RAW
Grade RAW
Designation N/A
Mint Location N/A
Strike Type N/A
Circulated/Uncirc Not Specified
Grade Add On N/A
SKU or Cert # 4102110

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