Great Britain (1607-09) double crown

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Goldberg sale 98, lot 2423
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This specimen was lot 2423 in Goldberg sale 98 (Los Angeles, June 2017), where it sold for $3,995. The catalog description[1] noted, "Great Britain. Double-crown, ND. James I, 1603-1625. Second coinage. Initial or mintmark Coronet (1607-09). Crowned 4th bust right. Reverse: Crowned square shield with 'I R' at sides. Struck on a broad flan allowing for full and generally clear lettering in the legends, with an unusually pleasing portrait for this issue, showing doubling only on the king's nose and a few letters of the legends, with only small abrasions in the soft gold, in the obverse field mainly. Finer than most. NGC graded MS-62. WINGS."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 4.5 g, .917 fine gold.

Catalog reference: KM 39, S.2622; Fr-235.


  • Cuhaj, George S., and Thomas Michael, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700, 6th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2014.
  • 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.
  • Lobel, Richard, Mark Davidson, Allan Hailstone and Eleni Calligas, Coincraft's Standard Catalogue of English and UK Coins, 1066 to Date, London: Coincraft, 1995.
  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.
  • [1]Goldberg, Ira, Larry Goldberg, John Lavender, Yifu Che, Jason Villareal and Stephen Harvey, Goldberg Sale 98: the Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles: Goldberg Coins and Collectibles, 2017.

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