Colonials : Massachusetts Silver Coins : Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Silver Coins

Obverse of 1787 Fugio Cent Reverse of 1787 Fugio Cent

Ron Guth: In 1652, John Hull began striking silver coins bearing an image of a pine tree on the obverse and the date and denomination on the reverse.  This design followed Hull's "Oak Tree" design.  Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Silver coins are known in the following denominations and varieties:

Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Shillings varieties:
   Noe 1
  
   Noe 2

   Noe 3
   Noe 4 - Mint alteration of Noe 10 per Breen
   Noe 5

   Noe 6
   Noe 7
   Noe 8
- Scarce
   Noe 9
   Noe 10
 
   Noe 11

   Noe 12 - All of this variety are counterfeits - 1 known per Breen
   Noe 13 - Authenticity questioned by Breen
   Noe 14
   Noe 15
   Noe 16
 
   Noe 17
- Very Scare
   Noe 18
- 5 known
   Noe 19
- Rare
   Noe 20
- Extremely Rare
   Noe 21 - 3-4 known per Breen
   Noe 22 - 5-6 known per Breen
   Noe 23
   Noe 24 - 4-5 known per Breen
   Noe 25
- Rare
   Noe 26
- Very Rare
   Noe 27 - 3 known per Breen
   Noe 28
   Noe 29
 
   Noe 30

   Noe 31 - All of this variety are counterfeits - 1 known per Breen

Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Sixpence varieties:
   Noe 32
   Noe 33
 
   Noe 33a

Massachusetts "Pine Tree" Threepence varieties:
   Noe 34
 
   Noe 35

   Noe 36
   Noe 37

Sources and/or recommended reading:
"The Silver Coinage of Massachusetts" by Sydney P. Noe