Great Britain (1629-30) unite Fr-246
This specimen was lot 20164 in Ponterio sale 176 (Chicago, August 2013), where it sold for $3,290. The catalog description noted, "GREAT BRITAIN. Charles I, 1625-1649. Unite, ND (1629-30). Heart. Group B, second bust. King left in round arch crown, ruff, armor and mantle; ‘XX’ behind. Rv. Crowned square topped arms. Evenly worn and deeply toned, with slightly deeper color in the recesses of the perimeter. Quite handsome overall. Fine Plus. Ex: William Youngerman, 1983." This gold unite (twenty shillings) was accompanied by a gold angel (Fr-245), crown (Fr-248) and double crown (Fr-247). 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 138.3 grains.
Catalog reference: S-2687; North-2148; Fr-246; KM-151.1.
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