Great Britain (1648-49) 1/2 crown

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Sincona sale 47, lot 1831
This specimen was lot 1831 in Sincona sale 47 (Zurich, May 2018), where it sold for 150 CHF (about US$180 including buyer's fees). The catalog description[1] noted,
"GREAT BRITAIN, Königreich, Charles I. 1625-1649. 1/2 Crown o. J. (1648-1649), London. Münzzeichen Krone. Schön-sehr schön. (kingdom of Great Britain, Charles I, 1625-49, undated half crown, crown mintmark (1648-49). Fine-very fine.)"
This English Civil War issue was struck at several mints and many varieties. This one was struck by Parliament while the king was awaiting trial and execution. The SCWC attribution is tentative as the description therein is too vague to assign a definite catalog number.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver, this specimen 14.83 g.

Catalog reference: KM 124?, Seaby 2771.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Richter, Jürg, Auction 47, World Coins and Medals, Coins and Medals from Switzerland, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2018.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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