Commonwealth (1649-1660), Halfcrown, 1653

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Commonwealth (1649-1660), Halfcrown, 1653, mintmark sun on obverse only, second N over inverted N in ENGLAND, shield of England within palm and laurel wreath, legends surrounds THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND.…
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Description

Commonwealth (1649-1660), Halfcrown, 1653, mintmark sun on obverse only, second N over inverted N in ENGLAND, shield of England within palm and laurel wreath, legends surrounds THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND. Rev, conjoined shields of England and Ireland, mark of value above, II.vi, within inner beaded circle, reads 1653 GOD WITH VS, 15.12g (S.3215; ESC.431; Bull.30; North.2722).

Light olive blue cabinet toning subtly mirrored fields, much of the original mint bloom visible, some of the usual annealing metal fissures on obverse. Rev, well struck with intricate details, the harp superb and especially pleasing. Extremely fine, rare so well preserved. The supporting provenance illustrious.

Specification

Period 1649 - 1660
Date 1653
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Halfcrowns

Country

England

Coin House

Commonwealth

Metal

Silver

References S.3215; ESC.431; Bull.30; North.2722

Provenance

Roderick Richardson FPL, June 2018, no. 16
D Tisbury, Part II, Spink 249, 6-7 December 2017, lot 127
J M Ashby, Spink 145, 12 July 2000, lot 2079 - £550
Dr Ernest Christison Carter, collection purchased en bloc by Baldwin [acquired, 1 May 1958]

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