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1776 Massachusetts Pine Tree Cent
1776 Massachusetts Pine Tree Cent

Rarity

50%

Category

Currency and Collectibles

Time

04 hour(s), 00 Mins

Money

125,000

Prestige

253

Placed on

Shelf;

Involved in tasks

No

Part of a collection?

Paul Revere Collection


This is the only example of the Pine Tree Cent ever recovered. I can't believe it, but I think this is the real thing. It's hard to put a price on something like this.

-Expert

FactsEdit

  • Fact 1: Paul Revere was inexperienced as a coin maker, and so the die on the reverse of the coin sank, obscuring the design.
  • Fact 2: Only one of these coins was ever recovered, from an early 19th century excavation in Boston. All others are reproductions.
  • Fact 3: Early descriptions in print often misinterpreted a symbol on the coin as cent, not penny, and reproductions or fakes often duplicate this mistake.
  • Fact 4: The original is currently held in the numismatics collection of the Massachusetts Historical Society.
  • Fact 5: While the pine tree is a symbol often reproduced on currency from this area and time period, only this particular cent was made by Paul Revere.

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