Great Britain (1627-28) unite Fr-246

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Sincona sale 38, lot 1374
This specimen was lot 1374 in Sincona sale 38 (Zurich, May 2017), where it did not sell. The catalog description[1] noted,
"GREAT BRITAIN | Königreich, Charles I. 1625-1649 Unite o. J. (1627-1628). Tower Mint Münzzeichen: Turm. Fast vorzüglich. Schöne Goldpatina. (kingdom of Great Britain, Charles I, 1625-49, undated unite, Tower mint. About extremely fine, Nice gold patina.)"
This gold unite (twenty shillings) was accompanied by a gold angel (Fr-245), double crown (Fr-247) and gold crown (Fr-248). Charles' conflicts with Parliament and his subsequent inability to raise funds cramped the production of gold.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: 9 g, .917 fine gold, this specimen 8.92 g.

Catalog reference: Seaby 2687. Fr-246; KM-151.1.

Source:

  • 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.
  • [1]Jürg Richter, Auction 38, Gold Coins and Medals, Zurich: Sincona AG, 2017.
  • 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.

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