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Seldom Offered ‘Anchor’ Mintmark

247, Lot: 778. Estimate $500.
Sold for $3250. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

COMMONWEALTH. 1649-1660. AR Shilling (30mm, 5.74 g, 8h). Tower mint; im: anchor. Dated 1658/7. · THE · COMMONWEALTH · OF · ENGLAND ·, English coat-of-arms within wreath of palm and laurel branches / · GOD · WITH · VS · 165(8/7), coat-of-arms bearing St. George's Cross and Irish harp; ·XII· (denomination) above. ESC 999; North 2725; SCBC 3218. VF, attractive old cabinet toning, a few light marks under the tone, light striking weakness near centre. Very rare.