New England Sixpence of 1652 (First Coins of Northern America)
These are faithful reproductions of the first coins minted in America, which in 1652 was the colonial settlement of New England (Massachusetts). New England coins circulated the Americas along with Spanish colonial types, known as 'cobs' minted in South America. At the start, the New England mint produced simple coins, bearing only the 'NE' monogram and the value of the coin in Roman numerals. Originals of these highly sought after coins are extremely rare and very valuable, as the design was only minted on coins for several months, being replaced by 'willow tree', 'oak tree', and 'pine tree' types. This is an elegant artifact of early US history and numismatics.
- Cold struck from 2.4 grams of .925 sterling silver
- 19mm in diameter
- Just like the originals, each is hand struck, so allow for slight irregularity and variance from the photos
- Each coin shipped outside of Canada is marked discreetly with a tiny punch on the back or side making it a legal 'replica'
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