Great pics! Thanks for sharing!
I am new to this forum. This looks like a nice forum to try and get some help understanding early American Coins. We found this coin while metal detecting in the Seacoast NH area. We believe it to be a Massachusetts Oak Tree 3 Pence NOE 24 coin. We are going to take this coin to the upcoming "New Hampshire Coin and Currency Expo" on February 1 & 2 2013. We are going to meet with a rep from ANACS to see if they would be willing to take our coin and Authenticate it and give us an appraised value. I've tried to do some background on it to hopefully understand better what we have and it's worth. This is some of the information I've been able to find:
Sydney P Noe, is the "Noe" I reference in NOE-24. "Sydney P. Noe was born on April 4, 1885 in Woodbridge, New Jersey. He graduated from Rutgers University, where he received his master's degree, in 1913. Two years later, in 1915, he joined the ANS as Librarian, where he reorganized the library's collection and created its photofile. Noe remained librarian until 1938, when he succeeded Howland Wood as Curator. Noe also served as Secretary for the ANS from 1917 until 1947, when he was named Chief Curator — the first person to hold that position. Upon his retirement in 1953, Noe was named Chief Curator Emeritus. " From the American Numismatic Society-ANS
This is some information on his publications of the Various Tree Coinages of Massachusetts:
Noe, Sydney P. 1943: The New England and willow tree coinages of Massachusetts. Numismatic Notes and Monographs, no. 102. New York: American Numismatic Society.
Noe, Sydney P. 1947: The oak tree coinages of Massachusetts. Numismatic Notes and Monographs, no. 110. New York: American Numismatic Society.
Noe, Sydney Philip. 1952: The pine tree coinage of Massachusetts. Numismatic Notes and Monographs, no. 125. New York: American Numismatic Society
It was found in an open field surrounded by a heavily wooded around. We were not expecting it to find something like this. It is a tremendous find. Unexpected, one of those things you dream of. But, working full time leaves me little time for detecting and posting, but I will as often as I can. There maybe some time in between posts. You are all the best! Thanks for your interest and encouragement!! If you know anything else about this kind of coin or where to look I would greatly appreciate it.
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Amazing antique coin. I’m curious to know what this coin is worth….