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Coin - Halfcrown, Charles I, Newark Seige, Great Britain, 1645 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 494

Silver lozenge-shaped seige coin; Denomination: Halfcrown
Newark Mint
Charles I (1625-1649)

A halfcrown is a 2 shilling and 6 pence coin or 30 pence (hence Roman XXX on the coin)
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 29 mm (Width), 38 mm (Length)
Weight: 14.775 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: siege of newark 1645
Themes this item is part of: Numismatics & Philately Collection
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Great Britain
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Civil War; Seige
DateEra: 1645 AD
Denomination: Halfcrown
Obverse Description: Large crown dividing the letters CR; below, the denomination in pence in Latin numerals, XXX; border of beads
Reverse Description: Legend in three lines; OBS: / NEWARK / 1645; border of beads
Edge Description: plain
Shape: Diamond
Material: Silver
Issued By: King Charles I, Newark, England, Great Britain, 1645
Mint: Newark (Mint), Newark, England, Great Britain, 1645
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  2. [Book], Philip Skingley - Spink & Sons Ltd., Coins of England and the United Kingdom, Spink & Son Ltd., London, 2007, Spink 3140 Pages

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