Great Britain (1630-31) double crown

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Goldberg sale 72, lot 4897
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This specimen was lot 4897 in Goldberg sale 72 (Los Angeles, February 2013), where it sold for $2,012.50. The catalog description[2] noted, "Great Britain. Double Crown, ND. Charles I, 1625-1649. Tower Mint under the King. Mint mark, Plume (1630-1). Crowned third bust left. Reverse: Crowned oval shield with CR at sides. NGC graded VF-35." This gold double crown (ten shillings) was accompanied by a gold angel (Fr-245), crown (Fr-248) and unite (Fr-253). Charles' conflicts with Parliament and his subsequent inability to raise funds cramped the production of gold.

Recorded mintage: unknown.

Specification: gold.

Catalog reference: S.2701; Fr-247.


  • 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.
  • [2]Ira and Larry Goldberg, Goldberg sale 72: The Pre-Long Beach Auction, Los Angeles, CA: Goldberg Coins & Collectibles, 2013.

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