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Seven denominations and 296 varieties, and counting

 

 

 

Silver Crowns

 

 

 

 

 

One ounce silver ( approx 30 gms ), approx 42 mm in diameter, value V, legend size 3mm

 

d

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Year

Description

Mintmark

Photos

Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR-5

1649

Obverse (1) with inverted N in England

sun

D         M

**********

CR-10

 

Standard, with different obverse (2) and reverse

 

D         M

**********

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR-15

1651

New reverse and obverse (3) design

sun

D         M

******

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR-20

1652

Large 2 over 1 in the date, small circular beading on reverse

 

D         M

********

CR-25

 

Large 2 in the date, very coarse beading on reverse

 

D         M

****

CR-30

 

Small 2, narrow date, coarse beading

 

D         M

***

CR-35

 

Medium 2, wide date, coarse beading on reverse

 

D         M

***

CR-40

 

Medium 2, narrow date, coarse beading

 

D         M

***

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR-45

1653

Shallow scallops to reverse shields, various dies

sun

D         M

**

CR-50

 

Deep scallops to reverse shields, various dies

 

D         M

*

CR-55

 

Upside down A over V in VS on reverse, deep scallops

 

D         M

****

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR-60

1654

New reverse and obverse (4) design, fine cross hatch

sun

D         M

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR-65

1656

6 over 3 in date, old 1651 style obverse (3), see CR-55

sun

D         M

**********

CR-70

 

6 over 4 in date, 9 strings to the harp, 54 obverse (4)

 

D         M

****

CR-75

 

6 over 4 in date, 10 strings to the harp, 54 obverse (4)

 

D         M

****

CR-80

 

6 over 4 in date, 9 strings to harp, new obverse (5)

 

D         M

****

CR-85

 

6 over 4 in date, 10 strings to the harp, new obverse (5)

 

D         M

****

CR-90

 

Large 6 over small 6 over 4, 9 strings to harp, new obverse (5)

 

D         M

******

CR-95

 

Large 6 no overdate, 9 strings to harp, new obverse (5)

 

D         M

*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR-100

1658

Cromwell Crown, 1658/7 in date

none

D         M

**

CR-101

 

Cromwell Crown, Dutch Copy

 

D         M

*********

CR-102

 

Cromwell Crown, Tanner Copy

 

D         M

*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

CR-105

1660

Anchor fantasy piece dated 1660 but based on a 1652 crown

anchor

D         M

**********

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rarity Scale

 

 

 

Silver Crown
Spink ESC
Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

Most often seen - Rare

 

 

N

 

***

Might see - Very Rare

 

 

R

 

*****

Rarely seen - Extremely Rare

 

 

R2

 

*******

Lucky to see - Handful known

 

 

R4

 

********

Very lucky to see - Less than a handful known

 

 

R6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver Halfcrowns

 

 

 

 

Half ounce silver ( approx 15 gms ), approx 33 mm in diameter, value II.vi, legend size
2.7 or 2.5 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Year

Description

Mintmark

Photos

Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-5

1649

Wide date, 15 leaves

sun

D         M

********

HCR-10

 

Wide date, 14 leaves, inverted N's

 

D         M

*********

HCR-15

 

Wide date, 14 leaves

 

D         M

*********

HCR-20

 

Narrow date, 15 olive leaves

 

D         M

********

HCR-25

 

Narrow date, 15 olive leaves

 

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-35

1651

Reads .II.vi. with a 15 leaf 1651 obverse

sun

D         M

****

HCR-40

 

Reads .II.vi. with a new obverse design, obv 6

 

D         M

****

HCR-45

 

Reads .IIvi. with a 15 leaf 1651 obverse

 

D         M

****

HCR-50

 

Reads .IIvi. with a 14 leaf 1651 obverse

 

D         M

****

HCR-55

 

Reads .IIvi. with a 15 leaf 1649 obverse

 

D         M

*****

HCR-60

 

Fine beading on reverse, with future obverse design

 

D         M

******

HCR-65

 

Coarse beading on reverse, with future obverse design

 

D         M

******

HCR-67

 

Fine beading on reverse, 15 leaf 1651 obverse, reads .IIvi.

 

D         M

******

HCR-70

 

Reads .II vi. and COMMON.WEALTH

 

D         M

*******

HCR-75

 

No stops at value, 14 leaf obverse, small letters, 2.5mm

 

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR 80

 

Blondeau milled halfcrown with two edge inscriptions

 

D         M

******

HCR 81

 

Ramage milled halfcrown

 

D         M

********

HCR 82

 

Trial Design

 

D         M

*********

HCR 83

 

Unique piece of dubious origin

 

D         M

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-85

1652

2 over 1 in date with a 15 leaf 1649 style obverse

sun

D         M

*****

HCR-90

 

No stops on the reverse with a 1651 obverse

 

D         M

********

HCR-95

 

2 over 1 in date with a 1651 obverse

 

D         M

***

HCR-100

 

2 over 1 in date, .II.vi. over .vi.II. with obverse design obv 6

 

D         M

******

HCR-105

 

2 over 1 in date with 14 leaf, obv 6

 

D         M

******

HCR-110

 

2 over 1, O over zero in GOD, 1651 obverse

 

D         M

*******

HCR-115

 

1652 reverse with obverse design obv 6

 

D         M

*****

HCR-120

 

1652 reverse with a 1652 obverse

 

D         M

*****

HCR-121

 

1652 reverse with a 15 leaf obverse

 

D         M

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-125

1653

3 over 1 in date, small value letters, with a 1652 obverse

sun

D         M

*******

HCR-130

 

3 over 2 in date, small value letters

 

D         M

**

HCR-135

 

3 over 2 in date with 8 strings to harp

 

D         M

*******

HCR-137

 

3 over 2 in date with 8 strings to harp, only stops at mm

 

D         M

*******

HCR-140

 

3 over 2 in date with a 1651 obverse, small sun - see HCR-50

 

D         M

****

HCR-145

 

3 over 2 in date, no stops either side of value, obv 6

 

D         M

*******

HCR-147

 

3 over 2 in date, no stop after COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

****

HCR-150

 

3 over 2 in date with obv 6

 

D         M

****

HCR-155

 

3 over 2 in date and no stop after THE

 

D         M

*******

HCR-160

 

3 over 2 in date and only stop on reverse is after date

 

D         M

*******

HCR-165

 

3 over 2 in date and only stops on the obverse are at the mm

 

D         M

*******

HCR-170

 

Small 6 in date, coarse beading, large value letters

 

D         M

**

HCR-175

 

Small 6 in date, fine beading, large value letters

 

D         M

***

HCR-177

 

Six string harp on rev, 51 style obv, small letters

 

D         M

****

HCR-180

 

Large 6 in a wide date, coarse beading, II over v in lge value

 

D         M

******

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-185

1654

4 over 3 in date, 6 strings to harp, coarse beading, small O

sun

D         M

*****

HCR-190

 

4 over 3 in date, 8 strings to harp, coarse beading

 

D         M

*****

HCR-195

 

4 over 3 in date, 7 strings, O over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

*******

HCR-200

 

4 over 3 in date, early style 15 leaf obverse

 

D         M

********

HCR-205

 

1654, large 6 coarse beading, finer cross hatching, missing reed

 

D         M

*******

HCR-210

 

as above but fine beading

 

D         M

***

HCR-211

 

1654, 8 strings to harp, reads TH.E on obv.

 

D         M

*****

HCR-212

 

1654, large 6 coarse beading, finer cross hatching, no missing reed

 

D         M

*******

HCR-215

 

1654, fine beading, O over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

*******

HCR-217

 

as above with no stops on rev, O over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

*******

HCR-220

 

1654, gross beading, small O's on the obverse

 

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-225

1655

Standard

sun

D         M

*********

HCR-230

 

5 over 4 in date

 

D         M

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-240

1656

6 in date over 5, over 4 in date, new obverse with 18 finer reeds

sun

D         M

******

HCR-245

 

6 over 4 in date, normal obverse from 1654

 

D         M

******

HCR-250

 

1656 fine work, stylistically similar to 1654, 18 finer reed obverse

 

D         M

*********

HCR-251

 

1656 fine work, stylistically similar to above, 18 finer reed obverse, with large sixes on the rev.

 

D         M

******

HCR-252

 

1656 fine work, stylistically similar to 1654, 18 finer reed obverse, with small sixes on the rev

 

D         M

******

HCR-253

 

6 over 3 in date with a 21 reed, 1656 obv.

 

D         M

*****

HCR-255

 

6 over 4 in date and TH.E

 

D         M

*******

HCR-260

 

6 over 5 in date, 8 stings to harp

 

D         M

******

HCR-265

 

6 over 5 in date, 8 stings to harp, with 21 finer reed obverse

 

D         M

******

HCR-270

 

6 over 5 in date, 7 strings to harp, 21 finer reed obverse

 

D         M

******

HCR-272

 

1656 reverse, 6 strings to harp, C over O on obverse

 

D         M

*****

HCR-275

 

1656 reverse, coarse beading, with a 1654 obverse

 

D         M

*****

HCR-276

 

1656 reverse, fine beading, with a 1654 obverse

 

D         M

*****

HCR-277

 

1656 rev, fine beading with extra stop above value, and a 1656 obverse

 

D         M

*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-280

 

Cromwell Milled Halfcrown

none

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-285

1657

Small 6, coarse beading on reverse, with 21 finer reed obverse

sun

D         M

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-290

1658

Small 6, 8 over 7 in date, coarse reeds on obverse with small N's

anchor

D         M

*******

HCR-295

 

1658 with small 6, old style legend on rev., 21 finer reed obverse

 

D         M

********

HCR-297

 

1658 rev with O over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-300

 

Cromwell Milled Halfcrown sim. to 1656 but bolder design

none

D         M

**

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-305

1659

Small 6 in date, a hint of TH.E on obverse, reversion to old style

anchor

D         M

**********

 

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-310

1660

Old style legend, obverse with finer 21 reeds

anchor

D         M

******

HCR-315

 

Obverse with finer 18 reeds

 

D         M

*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rarity Scale

 

 

 

Halfcrown
Spink ESC
Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

Most often seen - Rare

 

 

N

 

***

Might see - Very Rare

 

 

R

 

*****

Rarely seen - Extremely Rare

 

 

R2

 

*******

Lucky to see - Handful known

 

 

R4

 

********

Very lucky to see - Less than a handful known

 

 

R6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver
Shillings

 

 

 

 

 Silver ( 6 gms ), approx 30 mm in diameter, value XII, legend size 2.5 mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Year

Description

Mintmark

Photos

Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-5

1649

Wide date

sun

D         M

***

SH-10

 

Narrow date

 

D         M

*****

SH-15

 

No stop after ENGLAND, wide date

 

D         M

****

SH-20

 

No stop after ENGLAND, narrow date

 

D         M

******

SH-25

 

N over G in ENGLAND

 

D         M

******

SH-30

 

No stops at value on reverse

 

D         M

******

SH-35

 

No stops at the mm

 

D         M

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-40

1651

Standard

sun

D         M

***

SH-45

 

51 over 49 in date, only stops at the mm obverse

 

D         M

*****

SH-50

 

1651 reverse, no stops on the obverse

 

D         M

****

SH-55

 

1651 reverse, only stops on obverse at mm

 

D         M

****

 SH-60

 

1651 reverse, 1649 obverse with no stop after ENGLAND

 

D         M

*****

SH-65

 

1651 reverse, reads COMONWEALTH error

 

D         M

******

SH-70

 

1651 reverse, no stop after THE

 

D         M

****

SH-75

 

1651 fine work reverse, no stop after THE or ENGLAND

 

D         M

******

SH-80

 

Fine work example

 

D         M

********

SH-85

 

High stop after THE

 

D         M

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-90

 

Blondeau milled shilling

 

D         M

*******

SH-92

 

Ramage milled shilling

 

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-95

1652

Standard

sun

D         M

**

SH-100

 

2 of date over 1, diamond beading, small sun, no stop after THE

 

D         M

***

SH-105

 

2 of date over 1, no stops on the obverse

 

D         M

***

SH-110

 

1652 reverse, with no stop after THE 1651 obverse

 

D         M

**

SH-115

 

2 of date over 2 on its side, no stop after THE

 

D         M

********

SH-120

 

1652 reverse, with no stop after THE 1652 obverse

 

D         M

***

SH-125

 

Reads COMMON.WEALTH, 2 over 1 reverse

 

D         M

***

SH-130

 

Reads COMMON.WEALTH, 1652 reverse

 

D         M

***

SH-135

 

Reads COMMON.WEALTH, 2 over 2 reverse

 

D         M

***

SH-140

 

Reads COMMON.WEALTH, small 2 over 1 on reverse

 

D         M

***

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-145

1653

Early 1653 shilling

sun

D         M

*

SH-150

 

Late 1653 shilling, no stop after ENGLAND

 

D         M

***

SH-155

 

No stop after ENGLAND

 

D         M

***

SH-160

 

Reads COMMONWEATH in error

 

D         M

******

SH-165

 

Reads COMMONWEALH in error

 

D         M

******

SH-170

 

No stops at mm

 

D         M

****

SH-175

 

Only stops on obverse are at mm

 

D         M

*****

SH-177

 

Wide date, peculiar Ns on the obv maybe N over inv N

 

D           M

*****

SH-180

 

3 over 2 in date

 

D         M

*

SH-185

 

3 over 2 in date, no stop after ENGLAND

 

D         M

***

SH-190

 

Wide date with large 6, 8 strings to harp, no stop after ENGLAND

 

D         M

******

SH-192

 

Wide date with large 6, lge N over small N in ENGLAND

 

D         M

*******

SH-193

 

Small Ns on the obverse

 

D         M

***

SH-195

 

O over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

*******

SH-200

 

Date with small 6 and a 1649 obverse ( fine hatching )

 

D         M

*******

SH-205

 

Stop over shield on the obverse

 

D         M

****

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-210

1654

1654 date with new style to lettering

sun

D         M

****

SH-215

 

1654 date with old style lettering

 

D         M

***

SH-220

 

4 of date over 3, 1653 style, coarse beading

 

D         M

**

SH-225

 

Crude 4 over 3 in date, coarse beading

 

D         M

***

SH-230

 

Very small 4 in date, fine beading

 

D         M

******

SH-232

 

LND in England

 

D         M

****

SH-235

 

1654 reverse with coarse hatching, no stops, with old style obv.

 

D         M

****

SH-236

 

1654 reverse, no stop after OF

 

D         M

****

SH-237

 

1654 reverse , no stop after THE

 

D         M

****

SH-238

 

1654 reverse , reads ENGLND

 

D         M

***

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-240

1655

1655 with new style letter W

sun

D         M

********

SH-245

 

5 of date over 4, 54 style W both sides, no stop after ENGLAND

 

D         M

********

SH-250

 

5 over 4 in date, with a 1654 obverse

 

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-255

1656

Standard

sun

D         M

***

SH-260

 

No stop after ENGLAND

 

D         M

****

SH-265

 

No stops at mm

 

D         M

****

SH-267

 

No stops on rev.

 

D         M

****

SH-270

 

COMMON.WEALTH error

 

D         M

********

SH-275

 

No stop after COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

*****

SH-277

 

C over O in COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

****

SH-280

 

6 over 2 in date, reads COMMONWEALTH O.F.ENGLAND

 

D         M

*******

SH-282

 

no over date reads COMMONWEALTH O.F.ENGLAND

 

D         M

*****

SH-285

 

6 over 4 in date

 

D         M

*****

SH-287

 

A over N in ENGLAND

 

D         M

*****

SH-290

 

High stop after THE

 

D         M

******

SH-295

 

Large W on obverse and reverse

 

D         M

******

SH-296

 

Fine work example, small sixes

 

O

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-300

1657

No stop after OF, old style V on reverse

sun

D         M

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-305

1658

Cromwell milled shilling

none

D         M

****

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-310

 

Standard

anchor

D         M

******

SH-315

 

O over M and M over O and no stop after ENGLAND

 

D         M

*******

SH-317

 

No stops on the obv

 

D         M

*******

SH-320

 

8 of date over 7, O over M and M over O no stop after ENGLAND

 

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-325

1659

Standard

anchor

O

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SH-330

1660

 1660, wide date

anchor

D         M

*******

SH-332

 

1660, wide date, 59 obverse

 

D         M

******

SH-335

 

Narrow date, no stops at mm

 

D         M

******

SH-340

 

Narrow date, large inverted N in COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rarity Scale

 

 

 

Shilling
Spink ESC
Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

Most often seen - Rare

 

 

N

 

***

Might see - Very Rare

 

 

R

 

*****

Rarely seen - Extremely Rare

 

 

R2

 

*******

Lucky to see - Handful known

 

 

R4

 

********

Very lucky to see - Less than a handful known

 

 

R6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Silver
Sixpences

 

 

 

 

 Silver ( 3 gms ), approx 26 mm in diameter, value VI, legend size 2.0mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Year

Description

Mintmark

Photos

Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-5

1649

Standard

sun

D         M

***

SX-10

 

Coarse beading on reverse, 7 strings to harp

 

D         M

*****

SX-15

 

Obverse with small letters ( 1.8mm )

 

D         M

******

SX-17

 

Inverted N in COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

******

SX-20

 

Fine beading, 6 strings to harp

 

D         M

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-25

1651

Standard

sun

D         M

**

SX-30

 

No stops either side of date

 

D         M

***

SX-35

 

No stop after COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

****

SX-40

 

no stops at the mm

 

D         M

****

SX-45

 

51 in date over 49

 

D         M

*****

SX-50

 

No stop after GOD, N over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

D         M

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-55

 

Blondeau milled sixpence

 

D         M

*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-60

1652

Standard

sun

D         M

**

SX-65

 

2 over 1 in date over 49 in date

 

D         M

*******

SX-70

 

2 over 1, 1651 obverse

 

D         M

***

SX-75

 

2 over 1, 1652 obverse

 

D         M

***

SX-80

 

no stops at mm

 

D         M

***

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-85

1653

1653 narrow date, no stop after OF

sun

D         M

****

SX-90

 

1653 narrow date, no stop after THE, large 6 in date

 

D         M

****

SX-93

 

 49 obverse

 

D         M

****

SX-95

 

Small 3 in date

 

D         M

**

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-100

1654

1654 with large 4, small W on reverse, large W on obverse

sun

D         M

******

SX-105

 

4 of date over 3, 4 is short and chubby, large W's

 

D         M

***

SX-110

 

Smaller 4 over small 3, small W on obverse

 

D         M

****

SX-115

 

Large vi in value, modified obverse, long leaves, small W

 

D         M

****

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-120

1655

Standard

sun

D         M

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-125

1656

6 over 4 in date, large vi in value

sun

D         M

****

SX-130

 

Wide date

 

D         M

****

SX-132

 

A over N in England

 

D         M

****

SX-133

 

Only stops at mm on obv.

 

D         M

****

SX-135

 

5 over 6 and 6 over 4 in date

 

D         M

*****

SX-140

 

6 over 5 and 8 string harp

 

D         M

******

SX-145

 

6 over 5 and 7 string harp

 

D         M

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-150

1657

7 over 6 in date, 6 strings to harp, very small E's

sun

D         M

*********

SX-152

 

7 in date, 7 strings to harp

 

D         M

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-155

1658

8 of date over 7

anchor

D         M

*******

SX-160

 

1658

 

D         M

********

SX-162

 

1658, Large anchor on obv.

 

D         M

*******

SX-165

 

1658, D over O in ENGLAND

 

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-170

1659

Standard, E over I in COMMONWEALTH

anchor

D         M

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

SX-175

1660

Small W in WITH

anchor

D         M

********

SX-180

 

Large W in WITH

 

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rarity Scale

 

 

 

Sixpence
Spink ESC
Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

Most often seen - Rare                                      

 

 

N

 

***

Might see - Very Rare

 

 

R

 

*****

Rarely seen - Extremely Rare

 

 

R2

 

*******

Lucky to see - Handful known

 

 

R4

 

********

Very lucky to see - Less than a handful known

 

 

R6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Unite

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ( 9 gms ), approx 33 mm in diameter, value XX, legend size 2.5mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Year

Description

Mintmark

Photos

Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-5

1649

Large 9, 15 leaf obverse (1)

sun

D         M

*******

U-10

 

Small 9, 15 leaf obverse (1)

 

D         M

******

U-15

 

14 leaf obverse (2), 3 inverted N's

 

D         M

*******

U-20

 

14 leaf obverse (3)

 

D         M

******

U-25

 

14 leaf obverse (4)

 

D         M

********

U-30

 

14 leaf obverse (5), 1st and 3rd N inverted

 

D         M

******

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-35

1650

Wide date, small XX in value, modified obverse (3)

sun

D         M

*******

U-40

 

Narrow date, large XX in value, 15 leaf obverse (1)

 

O

*******

U-45

 

16 leaf obverse

 

O

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-50

1651

1651 unite with a 1651 version of 15 leaf obverse

sun

D         M

*****

U-55

 

51 over 49 in date, new 1651 obverse (6)

 

D         M

******

U-60

 

1 over 0 in date, new 1651 obverse (6)

 

D         M

******

U-65

 

51 0ver 49 in date with a 1649 obverse(3)

 

D         M

*****

U-70

 

1651 unite with small XX in value, 1651 version of 15 leaf obv.

 

D         M

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-75

1652

1652 with a 1651 version of 15 leaf obverse

sun

D         M

******

U-80

 

2 over 1 in date, new pointed 14 leaf obverse (7)

 

D         M

******

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-85

1653

1653 narrow date, with a 1651 version of 15 leaf obverse

sun

D         M

******

U-87

 

1653 narrow date, with a 1651 version of 14 leaf obverse

 

D         M

*****

U-90

 

1653 narrow date, with obverse (7)

 

D         M

***

U-95

 

3 over 2 in date, with obverse (7)

 

D         M

***

U-100

 

1653 narrow date, with obverse (3)

 

D         M

*****

U-105

 

 1653 wide date, no stop after date, obverse (3)

 

D         M

*******

U-110

 

1653 wide date, large 6, obverse (7) with a pointed shield

 

D         M

******

U-115

 

1653 wide date, large 6, with a 1651 15 leaf obverse

 

D         M

*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-120

1654

1654, obverse (7) with a pointed shield

sun

D         M

******

U-123

 

4 over 3 in date, 15 leaf obverse

 

D         M

******

U-125

 

1654, with a 1651 version of 15 leaf obverse

 

O

******

U-127

 

1654, 15 leaf obverse, .X.X. in value

 

D         M

******

U-130

 

1654 with obverse (7)

 

O

******

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-135

1655

1655 reverse with a 1651 version of 15 leaf obverse

sun

D         M

********

U-140

 

1655 reverse with a 1654 obverse (7) with the missing reed

 

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-145

1656

1656, large 6's, 6 over 5 in date, six strings to harp, 53 obverse

sun

D         M

*****

U-147

 

1656, large 6's, 6 over 5 in date, six strings to harp, 55 obverse

 

D         M

*****

U-150

 

6 over 1 in date, small sixes and obverse (6) variant

 

D         M

********

U-153

 

1656, large 6's, 6 over 5 in date, 15 leaf obverse

 

D         M

*****

U-155

 

1656 with a 1651 version of 15 leaf obverse

 

O

******

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-160

1656

Cromwell milled broad

none

D         M

***

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-165

1657

1657 standard with a 1651 version of 15 leaf obverse

sun

D         M

*********

U-170

 

7 over 4 in date with a 1654 obverse

 

D         M

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-175

1658

Standard

anchor

O

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

U-180

1660

1660, obverse with 18 finer reeds

anchor

O

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rarity Scale

 

 

 

Unite
Spink ESC
Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

Most often seen - Rare

 

 

N

 

***

Might see - Very Rare

 

 

R

 

*****

Rarely seen - Extremely Rare

 

 

R2

 

*******

Lucky to see - Handful known

 

 

R4

 

********

Very lucky to see - Less than a handful known

 

 

R6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold
Double Crown

 

 

 

 

Gold ( 4.5 gms ), approx 26 mm in diameter, value X, legend size 2.0mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Year

Description

Mintmark

Photos

Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-5

1649

Standard issue, only one die pair in use

sun

D         M

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-10

1650

Fine hatching on reverse, coarse hatching, no stops at the mm

sun

D         M

******

DC-15

 

Lge X at value, coarse hatching and coarse beading

 

D         M

******

DC-20

 

Lge 6 and 5 in date, small 1 and 0, no stops at the mm

 

D         M

******

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-25

1651

Non matching 1's and 1 over 0 in date, fine beading, small X

sun

D         M

*****

DC-30

 

Coarse beading, no stops at mm on obv

 

D         M

*****

DC-35

 

Diamond beading, 8 strings to harp, COMMMONWEALTH error

 

D         M

*******

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-40

1652

2 over 0 in date

sun

D         M

******

DC-42

 

2 over 1 in date

 

D         M

******

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-45

1653

Small 53 in date, lge X for value, pointed leaves on obv

sun

D         M

*****

DC-50

 

3 over 2 in narrow date, small X for value,

 

O

*****

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-55

1654

Lge X in value, fine hatching to shields

sun

O

******

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-60

1655

Standard

sun

O

********

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-70

1656

Lge X in value, fine hatching to shields, small W's

sun

O

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-75

1657

Lge X in value

sun

O

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

DC-80

1660

Lge X in value

anchor

O

*********

DC-85

 

Lge X in value, no stop after COMMONWEALTH

 

O

*********

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rarity Scale

 

 

 

Double crown
Spink ESC
Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*

Most often seen - Rare

 

 

N

 

***

Might see - Very Rare

 

 

R

 

*****

Rarely seen - Extremely Rare

 

 

R2

 

*******

Lucky to see - Handful known

 

 

R4

 

********

Very lucky to see - Less than a handful known

 

 

R6

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Crown

 

 

 

 

 

Gold ( 2.25 gms ), approx 19 mm in diameter, value V, legend size 1.5mm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Year

Description

Mintmark

Photos

Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

 

GC-5

1649

Small V in value, no stops at the mm

sun

D         M

*******

GC-10

 

Large V in value, no stops either side, no stops at mm

 

D         M

*******