Great Britain (1638-39) shilling

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Ponterio sale 177, lot 34785
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This specimen was lot 34785 in Ponterio sale 177 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $382. The catalog description[1] noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Shilling, ND (1638-39). Tower Mint. Charles I (1625-49). Toned. NEARLY EXTREMELY FINE. From the Demarete Collection." Charles' conflicts with Parliament and his subsequent inability to raised funds cramped the production of coin. The SCWC lists over fifty different types of shillings for Charles I. When milled coinage was introduced in the 1670's, much of the hammered coin was called in and melted.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: silver.

Catalog reference: S-2797; KM-110; North-2230-1.


  • Bruce, Colin R., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 4th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2008.
  • Friedberg, Arthur L. and Ira S. Friedberg, Gold Coins of the World, From Ancient Times to the Present, 7th ed., Clifton, NJ: Coin and Currency Institute, 2003.
  • [1]Ponterio, Richard, Ponterio sale 177: The August 2013 Chicago ANA Auction, World Coins, Irvine, CA: Stack's Bowers, LLC, 2013.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.

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