1656 Cromwell Gold Pattern Broad NGC MS 62

$172,125.00 USD

The Cromwell Gold Pattern Broad is highly significant as it represents a period when England was transitioning from monarchy to a republic under Cromwell's rule. The coin is a rare artifact from this tumultuous time and is highly sought after by collectors and historians alike.

The obverse of the coin features a laureate bust of Oliver Cromwell facing left. The inscription around the bust reads "OLIVAR. D. G. R P. ANG. SCO. ET. HIB. & PRO.," which translates to "Oliver, by the Grace of God, Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland".

The reverse side displays a crowned shield of the Protectorate, with the date 1656 on either side of the crown. The legend around the shield reads "PAX QVÆRITVR BELLO," meaning "Peace is sought by war," which was Cromwell's motto.