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Commonwealth 1658 silver Sixpence

Commonwealth (1649-60), silver Sixpence, 1658, 8 struck over 7, English shield within laurel and palm branch, legends in English language, initial mark anchor, .THE. COMMONWEALTH. OF. ENGLAND., rev. English and Irish shields, value .VI. above, beaded circle and legend surrounding, date at top, legend surrounding, .GOD. WITH. VS., weight 3.06g (Bull 210 R3; ESC 1495; N.2727; S.3220). Toned, a little weak around rim otherwise almost extremely fine and very rare.

All Commonwealth period produced the first British coins to have legends in plain English.

Provenance:

Ex Clarendon Collection, part 2, Bonhams, 17th October 2006.

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