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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.