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England, Oliver Cromwell, 1658 Shilling, Milled Scarce PCGS Mint State 62

- A beautiful, high-grade example of a very popular and scarce issue.

- Featuring an innovative, tour-de-force bust by the great Thomas Simon.

- Struck using Peter Blondeau’s early milling machinery.

Condition
PCGS Mint State 62. Very attractive. A strong strike with just minimal wear to high points. Very pleasing, iridescent tone in periphery. Scarce.
Obverse
Laureate, draped bust left; OLIVAR · D · G · RP · ANG · SCO · HIB &c PRO [Oliver, by the grace of God, Protector of the Republic of England, Scotland, and Ireland].
Reverse
Crowned, quartered shield of arms; date dived above; PAX · QVÆRITVR · BELLO [Peace is sought through war].
Edge
Milled.
Our Price:
£5,650.00
Weight
approx. 6.00 g
Diameter
approx. 27.0 mm
Metal
silver
Fineness
92.50%
Production method
milled
Alignment
Coin ↑↓
Designer / engraver
Thomas Simon (c.1623-65)
General References
Bull.254 [S]; KM.A207; S.3228
Certification number

The 1658 shillings of Oliver Cromwell (the only ‘commoner’ to wear the British crown) were created to the highest of standards. Master engraver Thomas Simon, who studied under the legendary Nicholas Briot, designed an impressive bust of Cromwell utilising a particularly innovative technique. Simon delicately and purposefully textures the bust’s surfaces with little dots - reminiscent of Pointillism style of painting pioneered by Seurat over a century later. There are no comparisons to this unique style in any other area of British numismatics. Simon’s artistry gifts a stunning and imposing realism to the bust and is highly worthy of the upmost appreciation and attention. The issue was struck using Peter Blondeau’s relatively nascent mechanical coining machines, and this coin stands as some of the earliest milled British coinage.

This example is in a fabulous condition, not often seen. Cromwell’s textured bust dances with lustre. On the obverse, a central, light tone grows into a moody and deep iridescence that so beautifully vignettes the design. The reverse features a rich and even tone of subdued iridescence. This is a stunning example of a very popular issue.

Although understandably thought to be a pattern by some, given the great care taken in the issue’s creation, the coins actually most likely circulated as they are found in all grades. Top grade examples, such as this, are uncommon and sought-after.

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