Great Britain (1616-17) angel Fr-232

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heritage sale 3030, lot 24085
Great Britain c1617 angel rev H3030-24085.jpg

This specimen was lot 24085 in Heritage sale 3030 (New York, January 2014), where it sold for $5,875. The catalog description[1] noted, "James I (1603-25) gold Angel ND, 2nd Coinage of 1604-19, Book on Lecture mm (1616-17), AU Details "Obv Scratched" NGC, too bad about the scratches because otherwise this is a beautiful coin, well struck on a full flan, full legends, with reddish gold toning. Slightly wavy flan." This angel of James' second issue was accompanied by a rose ryal (Fr-230), half angel (Fr-233), unite (Fr-234), spur ryal (Fr-231), double crown (Fr-235), crown (Fr-236) and half crown. With the accession of James I we drop "England" as the country name and adopt the current "Great Britain."

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold.

Catalog reference: S-2615, North-2081 (rare), Fr-232.


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  • [1]Bierrenbach, Cristiano, Warren Tucker and David Michaels, Heritage World and Ancient Coins Auction 3030, featuring the RLM Collection, the Isaac Rudman Collection, the Hans Cook Collection and the Collection of Donald E. Bently, Dallas, TX: Heritage Auction Galleries, 2013.
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  • Skingley, Philip, ed., Standard Catalogue of British Coins: Coins of England & the United Kingdom, 46th edition, London: Spink & Son, 2011.

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