From the Goldberg’s auction on 06/05/17, where this coin was lot #384 and described as: “1652 Massachusetts Pine Tree Threepence Noe-34 Rarity-4 PCGS graded AU55. Variety with pellets on either side of the tree trunk. Very attractive glossy medium grayish steel with lighter silvery gray toning on the devices. The surfaces are smooth and void of any defects. The obverse (tree side) is misaligned to the top, as always on this variety, while the reverse is reasonably well centered on the planchet. The date and denomination are bold. This is the finer of the 2 examples of the variety contained in the famous John Ford Collection. A wonderful example of this tough denomination. Listed on page 41 in the "Redbook." Weight 18.7 grains.” Comes with an important pedigree: F. C. C. Boyd Collection; John J. Ford, Jr. Collection; Stack's 10/18/2005:139; Unknown; Goldberg’s 06/05/17:384:$5875; Unknown; CVM; JRB; Shawn A. Yancey 12/03/22.