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Cecilius [Lord Baltimore] Calvert


Eldest son of George Calvert, the first Lord Baltimore. His father died shortly before the charter was granted for Maryland June 20, 1632. Married Anne Arundell ca. 1623. Attended Oxford in England. Calvert did not come to Maryland but managed the colony from England.

Calvert contracted to have silver coins struck in England for circulation in the United States. His image appears on Shillings, Sixpence and Fourpence (Groat) produced in 1659 for use in Maryland.

Calvert appears on the obverse of the Maryland Tercentenary Half Dollar. It was designed by Hans Schuler. Mintage was 25,000 pieces in July 1934.

bio: NCAB 7; WWWA-H

Source credit: Pete Smith, American Numismatic Biographies


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