1 New England Shilling, Massachusetts, 1652

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One (1) New England shilling coin

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Massachusetts, 1652

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Obverse Image: N/A

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Obverse Text: NE

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Reverse Image: N/A

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Reverse Text: XII

The first coins made in what would later become the United States were plain silver discs, hand-stamped with the letters NE (New England) on the obverse, and a Roman numeral value on the reverse. The coinage was produced in Massachusetts in 1652, during the Commonwealth period. Previously, only the English monarch could authorize coinage, but with the English throne vacant, this law was not upheld.

Date Made: 1652

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: MassachusettsUnited States: New England

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Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 1988.0062.0286Catalog Number: 1988.0062.0286Accession Number: 1988.0062

Object Name: coin

Physical Description: silver (overall metal)0 (overall die axis)0 (overall die axis measurement)struck (overall production method)Measurements: overall: .1 cm x 2.8 cm; 1/32 in x 1 3/32 in

Guid: http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ng49ca746a9-2969-704b-e053-15f76fa0b4fa

Record Id: nmah_1076338

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