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ABERYSTWYTH, 1638/9-42

   

 In 1637 Charles I turned the castle into a Royal mint, and it became a producer of silver coins. The mint closed down during the Civil War, but served as a warehouse for storing silver and lead. Oliver Cromwell slighted the castle in 1649. 

BNJ Reference: H. W. Morrieson,   ‘The coinage of Aberystwyth, 1637-42’10 (1913), 181-97, 3 pls.

                       

 

Remains of the north tower gateway at Aberystwyth Castle. 

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S.2883, Shilling.
S.2883, Shilling.
Detail
S.2891, Groat
S.2891, Groat
Detail
S.2894, Threepence
S.2894, Threepence
Detail
 
 
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