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GM25440

Commonwealth 1653 gold Crown, 3 over 2 in date, NGC AU55

Regular price £8,750
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Commonwealth (1649-60), gold Crown, 1653, 3 of date struck over 2, English shield within laurel and palm branch, legends in English language, initial mark sun without stops, THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, no stops in legend, rev. English and Irish shields, small value .V. above, beaded circle and legend surrounding, date at top, GOD. WITH. VS., weight 2.23g (Schneider 361; EGC Bull 65 R3; N.2719; S.3212). Toned with a red hue, some light marks, has been slabbed and graded by NGC as AU55, an unusual and rare overdate.

NGC Certification 6446879-007. The overdate not noted on the NGC label.

The Commonwealth coinage produced from 1649-60 are the first British coins to carry English language legends.

We note the Mint output of gold coin for the two year period of 1st December 1651 until 30th November 1653 totalled £38,010, the highest of the Commonwealth though the production of the smallest gold coin the crown was no doubt sparing as the longevity of the reverse die shows having been in use since 1650 with the date altered for successive years in use. The silver crown issue was no doubt much greater and the coin of choice over the gold piece which remain rare.

Provenance:

Ex Sincona Auction 77, 18th May 2022, lot 2366.

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