Is this real

Can someone help me identify 

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  • Hello,??? (I don't know your name,as to know to whom I am responding!)

    About your question,the photos you provided are much too blurry & small for an identification could be done. Please come back with CLEAR & MACRO photos of the coin's both sides + the coin's weight. I suppose the metal is silver!?  

    P.S.: Your coin,on which I can see the year 1652(on one side) and a tree(on the other side) MAY BE a silver colonial American coin of Massachusetts. But there,in 1652,several types (3) of ''tree'' coins were minted,all of them also in different denominations...

    Additionally,there is the problem of the authenticity of your coin (if genuine or a copy?!?)...


  • Your coin has another big problem: below the year 1652 I can see the roman number ''IX''. If your coin is indeed supposed to be a Massachusetts silver issue,you must know that NONE OF THE TYPES & DENOMINATIONS (given by catalogues) HAS SUCH A NUMBER ''IX'' ON IT! The (''IX'' = 9) could mean ''9 pence'' and ONLY denominations of 3 ; 6 ; 12 (schilling) pence are know to have been minted! NO 9(=IX) PENCE coin!!!

    So,either your coin is an unique new found specimen & denomination or it is a fake... Sorry,but it is more likely to be a fake. 


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    • Andi Pasculescu I think they are called pine tree shillings but your info on the IX is beyond my current memory of these so I agree with you on ALL PUPs at this point. 

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      • Anthony
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      Andi Pasculescu Hello. I'm Tony.  I've been doing research on this. It's is pure silver I've had it tested and the weight I don't know. . It may be a Newly discovered coin.

    • Anthony Hi,Tony! Nice to hear you again! Do you know?!? If your coin happens to be a new discovered denomination, it suddenly becomes priceless 馃槣 But... I am always very cautious with such findings! I do not wish to make you vaine expectations!

      In this case, the ONLY authority capable to tell you & to the ''hole wide World'' what you realy have, is a well-known grading service like ANACS, NGS, PCGS.  All other opinions you may receive are useless.馃榿 

      Please, take action accordingly! 馃槈 


  • Yes. It is a fake novelty item.

    The original pine tree shillings in the New World colonies followed the denominations of British coins. There are I, II, III, IV, VI, and XII (pence) denominations, No IX.

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