The Story of the Halfcrown

Although with some delay, we are now delighted to announce the most recent contribution by Desmond Rainey, Member NSI, to our library of member's presentations. In this talk, richly illustrated with images of the coins and English Monarchs from various public and private collections, Desi embarks on a comprehensive review of the origins, forms and evolution of a key British currency - the English halfcrown. Enjoy reading this fascinating story unwrapping the history and art of the British silver coins.

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