Browsing British Coins of Commonwealth


On 25th April 1649, parliament agreed on the form of a new coinage. However, Sir Robert Harley who had been Master of the Mint for the king "refused to stamp any coin with any other stamp than formerly". He was dismissed from his post and replaced by Aaron Guerdain, a medical doctor.

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NOTE: All Commonwealth coins with an anchor mintmark are believed to have been struck under Richard Cromwell, not Oliver Cromwell
ESC 1498 Pattern silver Sixpence by Blondeau (and Simon), 1651. Commonwealth of England. ESC-1498, plain edge. Struck in a screw press. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark sun above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark VI and date 1651 above.TextImage
Seaby 3208Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AV Unite of 20 shillings. Dated 1651. mintmark: sun. 8.79 g. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark sun above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark XX and date 1651 above. Schneider 341; North 2715; Seaby 3208; Friedberg 269.TextImage
Seaby 3209Commonwealth (1649-1660), AV Unite of 20 shillings. 9.02 g, Dated 1660, mintmark. anchor. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark anchor above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark XX and date 1660 above. North 2716, Seaby 3209.TextImage
Seaby 3210Commonwealth (1649-1660), AV 2 crowns (10 shillings.) 27mm, 4.56 g, Dated 1651, mintmark: sun. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark sun above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark X and date 1651 above. North 2717, Seaby 3210; Friedberg 270.TextImage
Seaby 3211Commonwealth (1649-1660), AV double crown (10 shillings.) 27 mm, Dated 1660, mintmark: anchor. (Struck only in 1660 with this mintmark). THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark anchor above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark X and date 1660 above. North 2718, Seaby 3211. Mus. Victoria 82561.TextImage
Seaby 3212Commonwealth (1649-1660), AV crown (5 shillings.) 19 mm, 2.18 g. Dated 1650, mintmark: sun. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark sun above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark V and date 1650 above. North 2719, Seaby 3212; Friedberg 871.TextImage
Seaby 3214England. Commonwealth (1649-60) AR Crown (5 shillings), 1654. mintmark: sun. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark sun above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark V and date 1654 above. Seaby 3214. ESC 7.TextImage
Seaby 3214England. Commonwealth (1649-60) AR Crown (5 shillings), 1654. mintmark: sun. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark sun above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark V and date 1651 above. Seaby 3214. ESC 5.TextImage
Seaby 3215Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AR Halfcrown (2 shillings and 6 pence). (14.75 g). Dated 1653. mm: sun. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark sun above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark II VI and date 1651 above. ESC 431; North 2722; Seaby 3215.TextImage
Seaby 3216Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AR Halfcrown (2 shillings and 6 pence). (14.67 g). Dated 1660. mm: anchor. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark anchor above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark II VI and date 1651 above. ESC 61; North 2723; Seaby 3216.TextImage
Seaby 3217Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AR Shilling. (14.67 g). Dated 1656. mm: sun. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark sun above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark dot XII dot and date 1656 above. North 2724; SCBC 3217.TextImage
Seaby 3218Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AR Shilling. (5.6 g). Dated 1656. mm: anchor. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark anchor above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark XII and date 1658 above. North 2725; Seaby 3218.TextImage
Seaby 3219Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AR Sixpence 3.13 g. Dated 1651. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark sun above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark VI and date 1651 above. ESC 1484; North 2726; Seaby 3219.TextImage
Seaby 3220Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AR Sixpence 27mm, 2.39 g. Dated 1660. Mintmark: anchor. THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND, shield of St. George in wreath, mintmark anchor above. / GOD WITH US, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark VI and date 1651 above. ESC 1497; North 2726; Seaby 3220; Friedberg 877.TextImage
Seaby 3221Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AR Halfgroat, 0.83 g. Undated. No legend or mintmark, shield of St. George in wreath. / No legend, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark dot II dot above. ESC 2160; North 2728; Seaby 3221; Friedberg 878.TextImage
Seaby 3222Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AR penny. Undated. No legend or mintmark, shield of St. George in wreath. / No legend, shields of St. George and Ireland, value mark dot I dot. ESC 2263; Seaby 3222; Friedberg 879.TextImage
Seaby 3223Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AR halfpenny. Undated. No legend or mintmark, shield of St. George. / No legend, shield of Ireland. No value mark. ESC 2363; Seaby 3223.TextImage
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