Great Britain 1653 crown
"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.
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.
- Krause, Chester L., and Colin R. Bruce II, Standard Catalog of World Coins: Spain, Portugal and the New World, Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2002.
- Cristiano Bierrenbach and Warren Tucker, Heritage World Coin Auction 3015, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2011.