GOD WITH VS
PAX QUAERITUR BELLO
Peace Is Sought Through War
THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND
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The “Cromwell” Silver Crown of 1658

The characteristic die crack of this issue - seen here as a dark line across the bottom of Cromwell’s neck - appeared as production progressed and deteriorated with use till this die was abandoned. In the end the crack was seen from edge to edge. Early production had a barely discernable flaw but this became more pronounced as shown below.

Close-up of the actual obverse die. The original Cromwell Die held in the British Museum.
Early Production
Late Production