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Colonial Coins on Block
By Numismatic News
October 07, 2013

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A collection of 18 different Massachussetts silver coins will be auctioned in conjunction with the Whitman Coin and Collectibles Expo in Baltimore Nov. 4-10 by Stack’s Bowers Galleries.

The set was formed by Littleton Coin Company president David M. Sundman.

“We expect that this catalog and presentation will be definitive for years to come for enthusiasts in the Colonial and early American series,” said Brian Kendrella, Stack’s Bowers Galleries president.

The group starts with the undated NE coinage of 1652, continues through the incredibly rare Willow Tree coins, then the Oak Tree designs, concluding with the Pine Tree issues, according to the firm.

These were produced at the provincial mint in Boston from 1652 through the early 1680s, although all bear the date 1652, the time of authorization, except for the 1662-dated silver twopence, the only coin of that denomination.

According to Stack’s Bowers, the collection will be presented in Showcase Auction style, with detailed descriptions, historical information, superb photographs, and pedigrees of all items.

The provenance of many can be traced back for generations, often deep into the 19th century. Included will be the crème de la crème rarities from the unique collection of John J. Ford Jr.



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