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Silver Halfcrowns

 

 

 

Half ounce silver ( approx 15 gms ), approx 34 mm in diameter, value II.vi.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reference

Year

Description / Photograph Links

Mintmark

Rarity

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-5

1649

Wide date, 15 leaves

sun

30

HCR-10

 

Wide date, 14 leaves, inverted N's

 

30

HCR-15

 

Wide date, 14 leaves

 

30

HCR-20

 

Narrow date, 15 olive leaves

 

30

HCR-25

 

Narrow date, 15 olive leaves

 

30

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-35

1651

Reads .II.vi. with a 15 leaf 1651 obverse

sun

57

HCR-40

 

Reads .II.vi. with a new obverse design, obv 6

 

57

HCR-45

 

Reads .IIvi. with a 15 leaf 1651 obverse

 

57

HCR-50

 

Reads .IIvi. with a 14 leaf 1651 obverse

 

57

HCR-55

 

Reads .IIvi. with a 15 leaf 1649 obverse

 

57

HCR-60

 

Fine beading on reverse, with future obverse design

 

57

HCR-65

 

Coarse beading on reverse, with future obverse design

 

57

HCR-67

 

   1 over 0 in date, 15 leaf 1651 obverse, reads .IIvi.

 

57

HCR-70

 

Reads .II vi. and COMMON.WEALTH

 

57

HCR-72

 

Late issue

 

57

HCR-75

 

1651/0, no stops at value, 14 leaf obverse, small letters

 

57

 

 

 

 

 

HCR 80

 

Blondeau milled halfcrown with two edge inscriptions

 

25

HCR 81

 

Ramage milled halfcrown

 

15

HCR 82

 

Trial Design

 

5

HCR 83

 

Unique piece of dubious origin

 

3

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-85

1652

2 over 1 in date with a 15 leaf 1649 style obverse

sun

62

HCR-90

 

No stops on the reverse with a 1651 obverse

 

62

HCR-95

 

2 over 1 in date with a 1651 obverse

 

62

HCR-100

 

2 over 1 in date, .II.vi. over .vi.II. with obverse design obv 6

 

62

HCR-102

 

2 over 1 in date, .II.vi. with obverse design obv 6

 

62

HCR-105

 

2 over 1 in date with 14 leaf, obv 6

 

62

HCR-110

 

2 over 1, O over zero in GOD, 1651 obverse

 

62

HCR-115

 

1652 reverse with obverse design obv 6

 

62

HCR-120

 

1652 reverse with a 1652 obverse

 

62

HCR-121

 

1652 reverse with a 15 leaf obverse

 

62

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-125

1653

3 over 1 in date, small value letters, with a 1652 obverse

sun

175

HCR-130

 

3 over 2 in date, small value letters

 

175

HCR-135

 

3 over 2 in date with 8 strings to harp

 

175

HCR-137

 

3 over 2 in date with 8 strings to harp, only stops at mm

 

175

HCR-140

 

3 over 2 in date with a 1651 obverse, small sun - see HCR-50

 

175

HCR-145

 

3 over 2 in date, no stops either side of value, obv 6

 

175

HCR-147

 

3 over 2 in date, no stop after COMMONWEALTH

 

175

HCR-148

 

Early 3 , no stop after ENGLAND

 

175

HCR-150

 

3 over 2 in date with obv 6

 

175

HCR-151

 

Early 53 die, no overdate with obv 6

 

175

HCR-152

 

Standard, small 6 in date

 

175

HCR-153

 

Standard, large 6 in date

 

175

HCR-155

 

3 over 2 in date and no stop after THE

 

175

HCR-160

 

3 over 2 in date and only stop on reverse is after date

 

175

HCR-161

 

Early 3 in date and only stop on reverse is after date

 

175

HCR-162

 

No stops on the rev.

 

175

HCR-163

 

1653, only stop on rev is after date

 

175

HCR-165

 

3 over 2 in date and only stops on the obverse are at the mm

 

175

HCR-170

 

Small 6 in date, coarse beading, large value letters

 

175

HCR-175

 

Small 6 in date, fine beading, large value letters

 

175

HCR-177

 

Six string harp on rev, ‘51 style obv, small letters

 

175

HCR-180

 

Large 6 in a wide date, coarse beading, II over v in lge value

 

175

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-185

1654

4 over 3 in date, 6 strings to harp, coarse beading, small O

sun

64

HCR-190

 

4 over 3 in date, 8 strings to harp, coarse beading

 

64

HCR-195

 

4 over 3 in date, 7 strings, O over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

64

HCR-197

 

4 over 3 in date, 7 strings, N over G in ENGLAND

 

64

HCR-200

 

4 over 3 in date, early style 15 leaf obverse

 

64

HCR-205

 

1654, large 6 coarse beading, finer cross hatching, missing reed

 

64

HCR-210

 

as above but fine beading

 

64

HCR-211

 

1654, 8 strings to harp, reads TH.E on obv.

 

64

HCR-212

 

1654, large 6 coarse beading, finer cross hatching, no missing reed

 

64

HCR-215

 

1654, fine beading, O over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

64

HCR-217

 

as above with no stops on rev, O over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

64

HCR-220

 

1654, gross beading, small O's on the obverse

 

64

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-225

1655

Standard

sun

8

HCR-230

 

5 over 4 in date

 

8

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-240

1656

6 in date over 5, over 4 in date, new obverse with 18 finer reed.

sun

128

HCR-245

 

6 over 4 in date, normal obverse from 1654

 

128

HCR-250

 

1656 fine work, stylistically similar to 1654, 18 finer reed obverse

 

12

HCR-251

 

1656 fine work, stylistically similar to above, 18 finer reed obverse, with large sixes on the rev.

 

128

HCR-252

 

1656 fine work, stylistically similar to 1654, 18 finer reed obverse, with small sixes on the rev

 

128

HCR-253

 

6 over 3 in date with a 21 reed, 1656 obv.

 

128

HCR-255

 

6 over 4 in date and TH.E

 

128

HCR-257

 

6 over 5 in date and TH.E

 

128

HCR-258

 

only stops on the obverse are at the mm

 

128

HCR-260

 

6 over 5 in date, 8 stings to harp

 

128

HCR-265

 

6 over 5 in date, 8  strings to harp, with 21 finer reed obverse

 

128

HCR-267

 

1656, 7  strings to harp, with 21 finer reed obverse

 

128

HCR-270

 

6 over 5 in date, 7 strings to harp, 21 finer reed obverse

 

128

HCR-272

 

1656 reverse, 6 strings to harp, C over O on obverse

 

128

HCR-274

 

1656 with an old style obverse

 

128

HCR-275

 

1656 reverse, coarse beading, with a 1654 obverse

 

128

HCR-276

 

1656 reverse, fine beading, with a 1654 obverse

 

128

HCR-277

 

1656 rev, fine beading with extra stop above value, and a 1656 obverse

 

128

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-280

 

Cromwell Milled Halfcrown

none

20

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-285

1657

Small 6, coarse beading on reverse, with 21 finer reed obverse

sun

2

HCR-286

 

Second known example

 

2

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-290

1658

Small 6, 8 over 7 in date, coarse reeds on obverse with small N's

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12

HCR-292

 

8 over 7 in date, 18 fine reeds on obverse

 

12

HCR-293

 

18 fine reeds on obverse

 

12

HCR-295

 

1658 with small 6, old style legend on rev., 21 finer reed obverse

 

12

HCR-297

 

1658 rev with O over M in COMMONWEALTH

 

12

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-300

 

Cromwell Milled Halfcrown sim. to 1656 but bolder design

none

120

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-305

1659

Small 6 in date, a hint of TH.E on obverse, reversion to old style

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2

 

 

 

 

 

HCR-310

1660

Old style legend, obverse with finer 21 reeds

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21

HCR-315

 

Obverse with finer 18 reeds

 

21

 

 

 

 

 

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