Obverse: Lozenge type with large royal crown between C R (Carolus Rex - King Charles). Below XXX (30 pence).
Reverse: OBS: / NEWARK / 1646
History: During the English Civil Wars, three royalist fortresses under siege produced coinage. This coin would have been hand made from old silver plates and the like whilst Charles and his troops were besieged in Newark Castle by the opposing forces of Oliver Cromwell.
Date: January to May 1646
Size: 3.7cm x 3cm