• 1656 Oliver Cromwell Halfcrown Obverse
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  • 1656 Oliver Cromwell Halfcrown Obverse
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Obverse Grade
gFine
Reverse Grade
gFine

1656 Oliver Cromwell Silver Half Crown gFine

Own one of the most sought-after coins; 1656 Oliver Cromwell HI Type Half Crown

This coin is graded as good fine with irregular edges.

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£4,000.00

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These coins were issued during the Commonwealth Period (1649-1660). 

Oliver Cromwell was Lord Protector during the Commonwealth Period from 1653 until his death in 1658.

The "Cromwell Coins" shows new coin press techniques during the Commonwealth, moving on from hammered coins. The new technique was to prevent clipping and forgery of coins. The Mint resumed production of hammered coins after the restoration of the monarchy in 1660.

Patterns?

It is believed by many that the Cromwell coins were intended only as patterns for an intended coinage,and were never issued for circulation. This could be supported by the rarity of all Cromwell portrait coins, but there are historical references to Cromwell coin being very worn, and therefore it appears that a small number were issued for circulation, and did in fact circulate for a number of years. All Cromwell coins are difficult to find in any condition, and their prices reflect this.

Edge Inscription

HAS NISI PERITVRVS MIHI ADIMAT NEMO

Translates to "let no one remove these from me under penalty of death".

Obverse

The draped bust of Oliver Cromwell with a laureate wreath, facing left. 

The legend reads, in Latin, 

OLIVAR D G R P ANG SCO ET HI & PRO

Translates to "Oliver by the Grace of God, Protector of the Republic of England, Scotland and Ireland".

Reverse

The reverse shows a crowned shield with the legend,

1656 PAX QUAERITUR BELLO

Translates to "peace is sought by war".

Spink reference 3227

Specification

Obverse DesignerThomas Simon
Reverse DesignerThomas Simon
Issuing Monarch Commonwealth Period (1649 - 1660)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
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