England - 1653 AD Crown Half - (GVF) Hammered Silver

England - 1653 AD Crown Half - (GVF) Hammered Silver
Country: England King (reign): Commonwealth (1649 - 1660)Denomination/metal: Silver Crown, HalfDate/mint mark: SunType: HammeredRef. no: N 2722; S.3214Obv. Arms of England – cross of St. George, 'THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND'. Rev. Arms of England and Ireland, conjoined cross of St. George and harp, 'V' above (denomination – 5 shillings), 'GOD WITH US 165338mm, 15.49g. GVF - Good Very Fine, toned This was the first series of coins to have legends in English rather than Latin as Cromwell considered that latin legends on the coins savoured too much popery ! Also the first time that the national symbols for the two countries were used – rather than the Royal arms. Extremely good example – not only well struck and exhibiting little wear, but also very nicely toned

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