Reproduction Commonwealth Shilling
Obverse: St. Georges Cross in shield encircled by wreath. Text around THE COMMONWEALTH OF ENGLAND. Sun mintmark.
Reverse: St. George's Cross and the Irish Harp in shields with XII above, encircled with dots. Text around 1653 GOD WITH VS.
History: After the execution of Charles I a republican coinage was produced with no face of a ruler. For the first time in the history of English coinage the inscriptions were in English and not Latin.