he Massachusetts Colony General Court granted permission in 1652 to have die prepared for silver coinage. The first coins in the series were the New England (NE) coinage, Shilling, Sixpence, and Threepence. The obverse of the New England series has NE struck on the obverse and a Roman numeral on the reverse designating the valuation of the coin (XII for the Shilling, VI for the sixpence, and III for the threepence). These were the first coins struck in the British American thirteen colonies.
The pine tree shilling struck by John Hull in Boston for the Massachusetts Bay Colony from 1667 to 1682.
This exact copy is plated in 24 Karat gold and includes a floating frame for display.