|Courtesy of Rob Pearce
|Cromwell Shilling 1658
|1658 Silver, 6 grams, 25mm Diameter.
|Designed by Thomas Simon.
Obverse portrait of Cromwell as an Emperor with wreath.
Reverse shield of the protectorate.
In 1738 new dies were made by John Tanner, the chief
engraver of the Royal Mint and some coins were struck from
them. These are known as the "Tanner Copies".
Tanner copies of the shilling are easily distinguished as they
have the after HIB omitted.
|Courtesy of Carl Norton