Great Britain (1605-06) crown Dav-3759

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Heritage sale 3073, lot 31066
photo courtesy Heritage Auction Galleries

This specimen was lot 31066 in Heritage sale 3073 (Chicago, April 2019), where it sold for $3,600. The catalog description[1] noted, "James I (1603-1625) Crown ND (1605-1606) VF25 NGC, Tower mint, Rose mm. A very rare denomination for this monarch, well-preserved with only minor weakness in the centers and otherwise very bold details. The obverse shows a somewhat mottled tone, the reverse a more uniform argent-gray. Scarcely offered so nice as this example. Ex. Hon R. Marsham (Sothebys 19 November 1888, lot 494); Deakin; Col. HW Morrieson; Lingford; Thorpe; Pastor Rowlands. From the Engelen Collection of World Coinage." This type was struck for James I 1604-19. The coins do not bear dates but the mintmarks changed annually, enabling collectors to narrow down the time of issue.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 30.10 g, .925 fine silver.

Catalog reference: KM 33, Dav-3759, S-2652, N-2097.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • Davenport, John S., European Crowns, 1600-1700, Galesburg, IL, 1974.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano and Warren Tucker, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3073, featuring the Lake County Collection of British coins, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2019.

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