A Project of the Robert H. Gore, Jr. Numismatic Endowment
University of Notre Dame, Department of Special Collections
by Louis Jordan

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James C. Spilman and the Colonial Newsletter Foundation

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FAQ: The Pine Tree Shilling

Authentic pine tree shillings generally sell in the $1,500 to $3,000 range with poor examples being half of the low end price and excellent example being double the high end price. I should caution you there are many modern souvenir replicas of this coin that have no numismatic value. These replicas are typically sold at colonial tourist sites such as Williamsburg for $1.00 each. Unless one has experience with these coins it may be difficult to determine an original from a replica.

If you believe you have what might be an original pine tree shilling I would suggest you see our authentication FAQ.

A company providing a grading service is the Professional Coin Grading Service (PCGS). They will attribute and grade colonial coins. Their services and prices are listed on the web at: