1652 SHILNG Oak Tree Shilling, Spiny Tree, XF45 PCGS. Noe-14, Salmon 11a-Gi, W-530, R.4. 71.30 gn. A pleasing mid-grade example of this popular Guide Book variety, with a well-struck tree and distinct legends. The obverse has an attractive rose tint to the gray toning. There are a couple small marks to the ET of MASATHVSETS, and the final S is soft. While the reverse bears a few more nicks, most notably around AN at 4 o'clock, the date is clear and the legends bold. Noe-14 is a recutting of Noe-13, and there have been several intermediate die states described in the literature, particularly by Richard Picker, who traced the development of the central obverse design from bare to shaggy to spiny branches. This Spiny Tree variety is generally regarded as having been the final Oak Tree shilling, immediately preceding the Pine Tree series that followed. Listed on page 41 of the 2018 Guide Book.