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Commonwealth coins

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Coins, Commonwealth era

The coin dates to the period of the Commonwealth of England, 1649 - 1660. Previously, the image of the king had been used to show that the coinage was backed by the government, but after the execution of King Charles I, a new, kingless coin had to be designed.

Medieval coin

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Coins, Belgium, Medieval

The quality of English pennies under Edward I was so high that both the King of Scots and the lords of Brabant (in modern Belgium) copied them.