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Commonwealth 1649 gold Crown, first year, AU58

Commonwealth (1649-60), gold Crown of Five Shillings, 1649, variety without stops by mint mark or value, English shield within laurel and palm branch, legends in English language, initial mark sun, THE. COMMONWEALTH. OF. ENGLAND, rev. English and Irish shields, value V above, beaded circle and legend surrounding, date at top, legend surrounding, .GOD. WITH. VS., weight 2.19g (cf. Schneider 357; N.2719; S.3212). With pleasing copper red tone, the first date for the denomination, has been graded by NGC as AU58 and is currently the joint highest grade example at both services.

NGC certification 5880621-006.

All gold coins of this period are struck in 22 carat gold and are the first British coins to have legends in plain English.

Provenance:

Ex Spink Coin Auction, 26th June 2013, lot 666.

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