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Values of Fifty & Sixty Shilling Coins
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A gold 50 shilling piece was issued by Oliver Cromwell in 1656. The obverse shows Oliver Cromwell facing left, with the inscription OLIVAR D G R P ANG SCO HIB &c PRO (Oliver, by the Grace of God Protector of the Republic of England, Scotland, Ireland &c.). On the reverse is a crowned shield with the date above and the legend PAX QVAERITVR BELLO (Peace through War) around. The edge has PROTECTOR LITERIS LITERAE NVMMIS CORONA ET SALVS in relief.
Coincraft's catalogue states that only eleven pieces are thought to exist. It is exactly the same diameter and design as the Broad of 20 shillings, but weighs 2.5 times as much. It may have been what we now call a piedfort proof.
Spink records that an EF specimen sold for £15,250 in May 1989.
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Values of 50s and 60s coins.
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Coins of UK - Fifty and Sixty Shillings
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