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Code: 10624

Commonwealth, 1651 Gold Unite of Twenty Shillings
Mint mark Sun
Obverse: English shield within laurel and palm branch, legends in English language surrounding: .THE. COMMONWEALTH. OF. ENGLAND.
Reverse: English and Irish shields, value .XX. above, beaded circle and legend surrounding, with date at top: .GOD. WITH. VS.
S.3208; Schneider 339; Bull EGC 10; N.2715. 
34 mm in diameter, 9 grams.
A well centred example, struck on a full size round flan, lightly toned, good very fine.

* This series is the first of all the British coins to have legends in plain English.