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Pattern Half Broad Struck in Silver

Triton XXI, Lot: 1488. Estimate $10000.
Sold for $9500. This amount does not include the buyer’s fee.

COMMONWEALTH. Oliver Cromwell. Lord Protector, 1653-1658. Pattern AR Half Broad (21.5mm, 6h). Dutch obverse die, reverse by John S. Tanner. Tower (London) mint. Dated 1656 (though probably struck 1738). OLIVAR · D G · R · P · ANG · SCO · HIB · PRO ·, laureate and draped bust left / · PAX · QVÆRITVR · BELLO · 16 56, crowned coat-of-arms. Edge: plain. Lessen D10; W&R 42 (for striking in gold); North p. 208, iib. In NGC encapsulation graded MS 62. Toned. Of the highest rarity.

From the Jonathan P. Rosen Collection. Ex Michael Druck Collection (Stack’s Bowers & Ponterio, 12 January 2017), lot 2460.

Only two specimens recorded by Lessen in silver