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[ Coins ] Colonials 1652 6PENCE Willow Tree Sixpence MS64 PCGS
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[ Coins ] Colonials 1652 6PENCE Willow Tree Sixpence MS64 PCGS. 36.2 grains. Ex: Ford. Noe 1-A, Cr. 7, W.6, High R.6. The use of a rocker press was largely an experimental process and the development of the sixpence and threepence coins were the successful culmination of that process. Earlier die states of the shillings show evidence of multiple passes through the press, and thus multiple impressions are usually seen. This was largely eliminated by the time the third set of dies were struck for the shillings. One theory is that the sixpence and threepence coins were easier to strike than the larger shillings. However, it seems to us that it is more likely that the smaller denominations were struck after the shillings and the practice from the larger coins resulted in better produced lower-valued pieces. But this leads to a certain controversy among the Willow Tree sixpence and threepence pieces. Examination of the plates in Hain and Ford leads one to the above conclusion, i.e., the lower denomination coins were better produced than the shillings. However, Sidney Noe did not share this view. On page 39 of his 1943 The New England and Willow Tree Coinages of Massachusetts, he states: Contrary to what we should expect, the smaller flans for these denominations do not seem to have made their striking any freer from the defects of the shillings. Clearly, either Noe had not examined many of the lower denomination pieces, or his expectations were unrealistically high for such coins. One observation of Noe's that does seem to have held the test of time was That so few of these Willow Tree coins have survived is to be explained by the operation of one phase of Gresham's Law 'In every country where two kinds of legal money are in circulation, the bad money always drives out the good.' While this statement is contrary to what actually happened with the coins from the Massachuset
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