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 Denomination is indicated by the Roman numeral VI above the shields on the reverse.
Within a wreath of palm and laurel a shield bearing the cross of St. George; around, (mm. sun) COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND
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, VI; around, GOD WITH VS 1656
Transfer from Melbourne Branch of Royal Mint, 11 Jan 1978
During the period that the monarchy was abolished the term Royal Mint is not employed in this data-base
Type of item
26 mm (Outside Diameter), 2.995 g (Weight)
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