Reproduction New England Shilling Coin
After the British Parliament ignored repeated requests for coinage, the General Court of Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered minting of the New England Shilling. These museum-quality replica coins are spin cast out of lead-free pewter.
Newport was an important colonial city, with a thriving seaport, skilled craftsman community, and internationally-known merchant class. During this time, Newport was the commercial and cultural center of Rhode Island. Newport was also a prominent player in broader colonial politics and interacted frequently with its neighboring colonies for political and economic advancement.