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Coin - Shilling, Commonwealth of England, Great Britain, 1654 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 514

Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
Tower Mint, London.
Commonwealth of England, Oliver Cromwell, (1653-1658)

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 shilling is a 12 pence coin, indicated by the Roman numeral XII above the shields on the reverse.
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Weight: 5.693 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: England
DateEra: 1654 AD
Denomination: 1 Shilling
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 pence, XII; around, GOD WITH VS 1654
Edge Description: Plain
Inscriptions: Plain (edge)
Shape: Round
Material: Silver
Issued By: Commonwealth of England, England, Great Britain, 1654
Mint: Tower Mint, 1654

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 2724 Pages

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