1662 2PENCE Oak Tree Twopence, Small 2, AU55 PCGS. CAC. Noe-29, W-240, Salmon 1-A, R.6. An evenly struck representative of this challenging Noe variety. From the same die marriage as Noe-30 but an earlier state without the lengthy "tail" on the 2 in the date. Noe-31 is also from this die pair but features a straight die crack from the top of the 2 to the rim. Rich gunmetal patina is consistent throughout aside from a few small areas of lighter pearl-gray toning. Mint-made clips create a moderately oval appearance, and the obverse is misaligned toward 7 o'clock, but all legends are complete. Listed on page 40 of the 2017 Guide Book.
Ex: Long Beach Signature (Heritage, 6/2013), lot 4301.