Commonwealth (1649-60), Pattern Halfcrown, 1651

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Commonwealth (1649-60), Pattern Halfcrown, 1651, mintmark Sun obverse only, milled coinage by Pierre Blondeau. English shield within laurel and palm branch, legends in English as opposed to Latin surrounding, THE…
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Description

Commonwealth (1649-60), Pattern Halfcrown, 1651, mintmark Sun obverse only, milled coinage by Pierre Blondeau. English shield within laurel and palm branch, legends in English as opposed to Latin surrounding, THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND. Rev, conjoined English and Irish shields, value of denomination above II.VI, date at top, legend reads GOD WITH VS. Edge inscription IN. THE. THIRD. YEARE. OF. FREEDOME. BY. GODS. BLESSING. RESTORED. 1651, 15.13g (Bull.62; N.2731; ESC 443 :R3).

A heavily collected type within the Commonwealth pattern series, Blondeau renowned for his skill and prowess in early milled coinage. An excellent example, handsome cabinet toning, elaborate cross hatching of the English shields. Underlying golden mint brilliance, from the denticles inwards to the central designs, a complete example. Much as struck.

Specification

Period 1649 - 1660
Date 1651
Coin Group

British

Denomination

Halfcrowns

Country

England

Coin House

Commonwealth

Metal

Silver

References Bull.62; N.2731; ESC 443 :R3

Provenance

Ex. Manville, Spink Auction 154, 14th July 2001
Ex. M. Hughes, Spink Auction 139, 16th November 1999, lot 206
Ex. Spink Auction 1, 11th October 1978, lot 204
Ex. Spink ‘Agricola’ Auction 31, 12th October 1983, lot 254
Ex. Selig, Spink Auction 70, 31st May 1989, lot 232

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