Silver coin; Denomination: Shilling
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 shilling is a 12 pence coin, indicated by the Roman numeral XII 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) 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 1653

Edge Description


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