Printed Auction 39 Lot 15

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Printed Auction 39 Lot 15

Commonwealth. 1649-1660. AV double crown. 4.67 gm. 27 mm. Sun i.m. 1650. St. George's cross; THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND around / St. George's cross and the Irish harp, each in a shield; GOD WITH US around, 1650 at top. S. 3208. N. 2717. Schneider 349. Mint State; with mint bloom; reverse legend unevenly struck from 10 to 12; otherwise well centered and well struck on a broad, full round flan. Unusually choice example.

The double crown is scarcer than the crown both in terms of its availability and its condition. Even the Heritage example that sold in the 2019 ANA sale for $14,000 shows weakness in the St. George's cross shield on both sides, an irregularly shaped flan and an incomplete outer circle. Production of this coin seems to have been generally haphazard.

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