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1653 Commonwealth Shilling Near Very Fine

1653 Commonwealth Shilling Near Very Fine Obverse

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£595.00
Commonwealth hammered silver Shilling, dated 1653. 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’. This coin weighs 5.7 grams and has a diameter of 30.9 millimetres. Grade: NVF - Attractive, even mid-grey tone with clear legends and details approaching Very Fine, reverse better. 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 (1653) and 'GOD · WITH · VS' around.

Specification

Diameter: 30.9 millimetres. Weight: 5.7 grams.

Grade

NVF - Attractive, even mid-grey tone with clear legends and details approaching Very Fine, reverse better.

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