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Sale: CNG 64, Lot: 1638. Estimate $3000. 
Closing Date: Wednesday, 24 September 2003. 
Sold For $4000. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

Oliver Cromwell. 1655-1658. AR Crown (31.44 gm). Dated 1658. Dutch copy struck before 1700. Laureate and draped bust left; N in ANG upside-down / Crowned arms. Edge: HAS NISI PERITURUS MIHI ADIMAT NEMO. North pg. 208, ii.a; ESC 11A (R7); cf. SCBC 3226. Toned, good VF. Extremely rare, approximately 4 known of this variety. ($3000)

This example is an extremely rare variant struck on a gilt silver flan. The gilding has been mostly removed, perhaps by electrolysis. For another example, also with the gilding mostly removed, see The Edward D. J. Van Roekel Collection (Spink, 15 November 2001), lot 86.