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Title: Commonwealth penny
Post by: wet feet again on January 03, 2019, 12:24:02 PM
Hi all found this commonwealth penny, no mint mark. We're they all blank. 1649-1660


Title: Re: Commonwealth penny
Post by: wittsy1 on January 03, 2019, 03:40:27 PM
Don't know the answer to your question, but what a lovely coin. I need to find one of them  8)


Title: Re: Commonwealth penny
Post by: Val Beechey on January 03, 2019, 04:36:40 PM
Well found that man. I can equal that, I painted a wall  ;D

Might be totally wrong but I think they were all minted in London. (Donít quote me on that ! )

Roland will tell you when he sees it. 👍


Title: Re: Commonwealth penny
Post by: Val Beechey on January 03, 2019, 07:21:48 PM
There were 2 mint marks. A Sun, placed in between the shields at the top. This was replaced with an Anchor when the striking went mechanical just before Cromwell died.
I can just make out the Sun symbol on yours. Before it was clipped it would have had the date on it.
Nice find.


Title: Re: Commonwealth penny
Post by: probono on January 03, 2019, 10:29:41 PM
Yup - all minted in London - none of these had a date on them - too small I suppose :)

Interestingly (for me I suppose!) one of the three hammereds I found in 2018 was also a commonwealth penny - my first in 12 years or so of detecting  - they're lovely coins :) It was also the first hammered I'd found in that field in 10 years of detecting there too.


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