SILVER HALF GROAT OF THE COMMONWEALTH, 1649-60.

SILVER HALF GROAT OF THE COMMONWEALTH, 1649-60.

125.00

Obverse: Shield of Saint George within wreath formed of palm and laurel leaves.

Reverse: Conjoined shields of Saint George and Irish harp with mark of value, II, above.

Spink: 3221. North: 2728. [London, 1649-60].

Diameter: 17 mm. Weight: 0.9 g.

An excellent quality half groat of the Commonwealth. For the first time on the British coinage, the St George's Cross and the Irish Harp take the place of the Royal Arms. Well centred with attractive toning.

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