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Coin - Crown, Commonwealth of England, Great Britain, 1651 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 507

Gold coin; Denomination: Crown
Tower Mint, London.
Commonwealth of England (1649-1653)

The Tower mint had been ceased by the Parliament in 1642 but it continued to mint in the name of Charles I until the monachy was abolished by Parliament in 1649. The crown was valued at 5 shillings, indicated by the Roman numeral V above the shields on the reverse. By order of Parliament, the legends are in English instead of Latin. The sun mint mark was used 1649-1657.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.260 g (Weight)

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Themes this item is part of: The Tower Mint, 1300-1809, Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Hammered
DateEra: 1651 AD
Denomination: Crown (5 Shillings)
Obverse Description: Within a wreath of palm and laurel a shield bearing the cross of St. George; around, (mm. sun) COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND
Reverse Description: Within a beaded inner circle two conjoined shields, the one on the left bearing the cross of St. George and on the right, the Irish Harp; above, the denomination in shillings, V; around, GOD WITH VS 1651
Edge Description: Plain
Shape: Round
Material: Gold
Issued By: Commonwealth of England, England, Great Britain, 1651
Mint: Tower Mint, London, England, Great Britain, 1651

During the period that the monarchy was abolished the term Royal Mint is not employed in this data-base
  1. [Book], J. North, English Hammered Coinage, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 1963, North 2719 Pages
  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3212 Pages

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