Product Description: This Civil War Coin is a Charles I Newark Siege Halfcrown made from lead-free pewter and has a royal crown between C R on the obverse and Newark / 1646 on the reverse. It is supplied on a quality key-chain. The Civil War coin key-ring is presented on a Civil War key-ring header card, which depicts a Civil War helmet and guns on the front.
Information: The English Civil War was a series of armed conflicts that took place between 1642 and 1651. The war pitted the Royalists, who supported King Charles I and the monarchy, against the Parliamentarians, who were led by Oliver Cromwell and sought greater political power for Parliament. During the conflicts, such as Newark Castle, coins were struck to pay the troops. These coins were often in unusual shapes such as lozenge or octagonal and even cut directly from silver tableware. The war saw major battles, and resulted in the eventual defeat of the Royalists and the execution of King Charles I.