Gold coin; Denomination, Unite
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 Unite was valued at 20 shillings, indicated by the Roman numeral XX above the shields on the reverse.

Obverse Description

Within a wreath of palm and laurel a shield bearing the cross of St. George; around, (mm. sun) THE 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, XX; around, GOD WITH VS 1653

Edge Description


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