||Commonwealth Halfcrown 1652, S-3215, North-2722 (scarce), Sun mm, MS63 NGC. Call it what you will numerically, this is a jewel of a Commonwealth silver halfcrown, struck on a fine broad flan evidencing only light annealing cracks, with boldly detailed rims and nearly complete denticles. The central designs and legends are all crisp for the issue, including the classic abbreviation of the denomination as "II.vi" ("two and six" -- two shillings and sixpence, or half a crown). The surfaces are of exquisite quality, and the toning nothing less than a perfect combination of Renaissance colors in many shades of silvery gray, blue and gold, in glinting iridescence. A wonderful piece!
Realized $9,693.75. Description courtesy of Heritage Auctions.