Welcome to Cromwell Coins covering coins from the period  of THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND.
Oliver Cromwell

Last updated May 2013

Catalogue of Silver Coin Prices
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Sun Mintmark, 1649 thru 1657
Anchor Mintmark, 1658 to 1660
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Hammered Coin Grading

Two simple steps - with photographs - to grading hammered coins -

Step I   - Check to see if the edge of the coin is complete

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2/3rds to full edge
EF

1/2 to 2/3rds  edge
VF

1/3rd to 1/2 edge
F

Step II  -  Check for detail on the coin, and modify grade from step I

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Example - 1652 Halfcrown, small 2 in date
Step I - half edge = VF
Step II - significant wear or weak strike = VF minus 1 grade = Fine

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Minimal Wear
and
no weak strike
same grade

EF

Highpoint wear
and / or
areas of weak strike
and / or
corrosion
1/2 grade less

gVF

Significant wear
and / or
weak strike
 1 grade less

VF

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