Great Britain 1653 crown

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Heritage sale 3015, lot 24859
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries
This specimen was lot 24859 in Heritage sale 3015 (Long Beach, September 2011), where it sold for $2,875. The catalog description[1] noted,
"Commonwealth Crown 1653, Sun mm, AU50 NGC, residual luster, nice broad flan, tiny metal-flaw crack into final digit of the date, the obverse particularly well struck, light gray surfaces. Scarce in high grade like this."
This type was struck 1649-56. It is the first English coin to bear English legends.

Recorded mintage: unknown but scarce.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S3214, KM 392, Dav-3772.


  • 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.
  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • [1]Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.

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