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DM11808

Commonwealth 1660 Sixpence AU53, initial mark anchor, reverse reads GOOD

Regular price £2,500
Regular price Sale price £2,500

Commonwealth (1649-60), silver Sixpence, 1660, 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 3.00g (Bull 215 R3; ESC 1497; N.2727; S.3220). Toned, double struck giving the impression that GOD reads GOOD, NGC graded AU53, a bold very fine and very rare.

Struck at the very end of the Commonwealth period under the second Lord Protector Richard Cromwell such final date 1660 Sixpences are very rare and carry the anchor mint mark current from the 1st December 1657 till 31st May 1660. The last Commonwealth accounting period that will cover this date of the Sixpence shows £20,739 worth of silver struck. All hammered coins of this period have legends in plain English.

Provenance:

Ex A Collection of Sixpences, A. H. Baldwin, Auction 43, 11th October 2005, lot 2349.

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