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Commonwealth 1649 -1660

Gold coins of the period we are trying to find !!


The Commonwealth of England was the republic which ruled first England, and then Ireland and Scotland from 1649 to 1660. Between 1653–1659 it was known as the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland. After the English Civil War and the execution of Charles I, the republic's existence was initially declared by "An Act declaring England to be a Commonwealth"adopted by the Rump Parliament, on 19 May 1649. Executive power had already been entrusted to a Council of State. The government during 1653 to 1659 is properly called The Protectorate, and took the form of direct personal rule by Oliver Cromwell and, after his death, his son Richard, as Lord Protector; this arrangement led to the state being labelled a "crowned republic". The term Commonwealth is, however, loosely used to describe the system of government during the whole of 1649 to 1660, when England was de facto, and arguably de jure, a republic (or, to monarchists, under the English Interregnum).

 

First tiny 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half pence I have seen dug

0.19g, 9.16mm

 

1651 Commonwealth hammered silver half crown

Rev The Commonwealth of England

33.87mm, and the chunk weighs 6.71g

1.62mm thick

1649 Commonwealth hammered silver one pence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver one pence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver one pence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver two pence
Stunning condition 1649 Commonwealth hammered silve one pence (period without a king)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver two pence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat ( 2 pence)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver one pence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
Half groat (2 pence)
Half groat (2 pence)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver one pence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1647 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver one pence
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat - S shaped love token
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat (2 pence)
1649 Commmonwealth hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
1649 Commonwealth half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny 1649 Commonwealth hammed silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat 1649 Commonwealth hammered silver penny
 
1649 Commonwealth hammered silver half groat