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1649 Commonwealth Hammered Silver Sixpence Coin

1649 Commonwealth Sixpence S 3219 Obverse

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Collectible hammered silver Commonwealth Sixpence, dated 1649. Obverse: shield with cross of St George within wreath of palm and laurels. The branches denote Parliamentarian victory and the peace wrought by it. The legend, in English, reads, simply: ‘· THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND ·’. A clear sun mint mark appears above, used on interregnum hammered silver coinage until the protectorship of Richard Cromwell. Reverse: arms of the Commonwealth of England. Pair of shields of arms with St George’s cross to left and Irish harp to the right, enclosed within a beaded circle. ‘·VI·’ appears above the shields , indicating the value of this coin (6 Pence). At the top, the date - 1655 - and around, the words ‘GOD · WITH · VS’. This coin was struck in the year that Charles I was executed and is among the first issued by the republican government without the image of the king. This coin weighs 2.94 grams and has a diameter of 25.6 millimetres. Grade: VF - Attractive, dark, even tone with good details and legends all round for around Very Fine. S 3219, ESC 177.
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Shield of arms with St George’s cross within a wreath of palm and laurel branches. Legend around: '· THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND ·'. Mint mark: sun.


Pair of shields, conjoined with the cross of St George to left and the Irish harp to right, within beaded circle with 'VI' above. Date at top (1655) and 'GOD · WITH · VS' around.


Weight: 2.94 grams. Diameter: 25.6 millimetres.


VF - Attractive, dark, even tone with good details and legends all round for around Very Fine. 


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