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1653 Commonwealth Shilling Holed

1653 Commonwealth Shilling Holed Obverse

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£295.00
Silver hammered Commonwealth Shilling dated 1553 with hole. 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. ‘·XII·’ appears above the shields , indicating the value of this coin (12 Pence). At the top, the date - 1655 - and around, the words ‘GOD · WITH · VS’. Weight 5.73 grams. Diameter: 30.8 millimetres. Grade: GF - Slightly short on flan near date and holed through obverse mint mark. S 3217, ESC 124.
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Obverse

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.

Reverse

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

Specification

This silver coin weighs 5.73 grams and has a diameter of 30.8 millimetres.

Grade

GF - Slightly short on flan near date and holed through obverse mint mark.

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