Oliver Cromwell Hammered Silver Half Crown 1651
1651 Half Crown, Oliver Cromwell (1649-60), pattern by Blondeau, shield within wreath, mint mark sun, reverse, conjoined shields of England and Ireland, edge inscribed 'in. the. third yeare. of freedom, by. gods, blessing, restored, 1651', ESC 62 (R3: extremely rare). A superb coin with much original lustre and must rate as the finest known.