Great Britain Gold
OLIVER CROMWELL, gold pattern half broad, by John S. Tanner, plain edge, 1656 (4.64 g), (S.-, cf.North p.175, Wilson & Rasmussen 40). Considerable brilliance, nearly FDC and extremely rare.
Ex Neal Archer Collection and previously from Spink Numismatic Circular March 1976 (item 1846 illustrated, described as FDC, listed and sold at £2500).
In some correspondence from D.G.Liddell he notes the coin was purchased on 27th November 1967 from a client. It was then listed in the Numismatic Circular in September 1967 at £650.
The issue was believed struck in 1738. The coin is of same weight as other examples although noted on a few types as 6.35 g (sic).
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OLIVER CROMWELL, gold pattern half broad, by John S. Tanner, plain edge, 1656 (4.64 g), ...